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recrudesce

[ ree-kroo-des ]
/ 藢ri kru藞d蓻s /
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verb (used without object), re路cru路desced, re路cru路desc路ing.
to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent.
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Origin of recrudesce

1880鈥85; <Latin recr奴d膿scere to become raw again, equivalent to re-re- + cr奴d膿scere to grow harsh, worse (cr奴d(us) bloody (see crude) + -膿scere inchoative suffix)
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How to use recrudesce in a sentence

  • It was noticeable that in these rambling soliloquies his English seemed to recrudesce into better construction and phraseology.

    The Scarlet Plague|Jack London
  • Nor from within the darkened chamber of himself could reality recrudesce.

    The Red One|Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for recrudesce

recrudesce
/ (藢ri藧kru藧藞d蓻s) /

verb
(intr) (of a disease, trouble, etc) to break out or appear again after a period of dormancy; recur

Derived forms of recrudesce

recrudescence, nounrecrudescent, adjective

Word Origin for recrudesce

C19: from Latin recr奴d膿scere to become raw again, from re- + cr奴d膿scere to grow worse, from cr奴dus bloody, raw; see crude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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