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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Definitions for recrudescent

  1. Breaking out again after temporary abatement or suppression; as, a recrudescent epidemic.

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Citations for recrudescent
Now they are recrudescent like other old maladies we thought we had eliminated. Marilynne Robinson, Christian Century
Imagining the prospect of a recrudescent Marxist revolutionary movement, the State Police became politicised in a way reminiscent of the 1919-22 period. Richard Oliver Collin, History Today
Origin of recrudescent
Recrudescent derives from the present participle of Latin recrudescere, "to bleed again, hence to break out again," from re-, "again" + crudescere, from crudus, "bleeding, raw."