- to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent.
Origin of recrudesce
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Related Words for recrudescerepair, repeat, reconsider, reexamine, recur, reappear, rebound, retire, revert, revisit, react, turn, rotate, recoil, revolve, retreat, reoccur, reenter
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Historical Examples of recrudesce
It was noticeable that in these rambling soliloquies his English seemed to recrudesce into better construction and phraseology.The Scarlet Plague
- (intr) (of a disease, trouble, etc) to break out or appear again after a period of dormancy; recur
Word Origin for recrudesce
1875, "break out afresh," back-formation from recrudescence or else from Latin recrudescere "become raw again, break open afresh." Related: Recrudesced; recrudescing.