Definition of recrudesce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recrudesce

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdes//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recrudesce
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdes//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdes//
 
he / she / it recrudesces
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdesɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdesɪz//
 
past simple recrudesced
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdest//
 
past participle recrudesced
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdest//
 
-ing form recrudescing
BrE BrE//ˌriːkruːˈdesɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkruːˈdesɪŋ//
 
 
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(especially of something bad) to happen again synonym recur Word Origin late 19th cent.: back-formation from recrudescence ‘recurrence’, from Latin recrudescere ‘become raw again’, from re- ‘again’ + crudus ‘raw’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: recrudesce