[ ree-kroo-des ]
/ ˌri kruˈdɛs /
verb (used without object), re·cru·desced, re·cru·desc·ing.
to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent.
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It was noticeable that in these rambling soliloquies his English seemed to recrudesce into better construction and phraseology.The Scarlet Plague|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for recrudesce
/ (ˌriːkruːˈdɛs) /
(intr) (of a disease, trouble, etc) to break out or appear again after a period of dormancy; recur
Derived forms of recrudescerecrudescence, nounrecrudescent, adjective
Word Origin for recrudesce
C19: from Latin recrūdēscere to become raw again, from re- + crūdēscere to grow worse, from crūdus bloody, raw; see crude
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