intransitive verb (-desced; -descing) Etymology: Latin recrudescere to become raw again, from re- + crudescere to become raw, from crudus raw — more at raw Date: 1884 to break out or become active again

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  • Recrudesce — Re cru*desce , v. i. [See {Recrudescent}.] To be in a state of recrudescence; esp., to come into renewed freshness, vigor, or activity; to revive. The general influence . . . which is liable every now and then to recrudesce in his absence. Edmund …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recrudesce — index recur, relapse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • recrudesce — (v.) 1875, back formation from recrudescence, or else from L. recrudescere, from re (see RE (Cf. re )) + crudescere, from crudus raw (see CRUDE (Cf. crude)). Related: Recrudesced; recrudescing …   Etymology dictionary

  • recrudesce — *return, revert, recur Analogous words: *renew, renovate, refurbish Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: *stop, cease, discontinue …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recrudesce — [rē΄kro͞o des′] vi. recrudesced, recrudescing [L recrudescere < re , again + crudescere, to become harsh or raw < crudus, raw, CRUDE] to break out again after a period of latency or relative inactivity; become active again, as a disease… …   English World dictionary

  • recrudesce — /ree krooh des /, v.i., recrudesced, recrudescing. to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent. [1880 85; < L recrudescere to become raw again, equiv. to re RE + crudescere to grow harsh, worse (crud(us)… …   Universalium

  • recrudesce — verb to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period …   Wiktionary

  • recrudesce — re·cru·desce .rē krü des vi, desced; desc·ing to break out or become active again <the epidemic recrudesced after a period of quiescence> …   Medical dictionary

  • recrudesce — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To come back to a former condition: recur, reoccur, return, revert. See REPETITION …   English dictionary for students

  • recrudesce — re·cru·desce || ‚rɪːkruː des v. break out again, erupt again, reappear (disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

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