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recidivate

[ri-sid-uh-veyt, ree-] /rɪˈsɪd əˌveɪt, ri-/
verb (used without object), recidivated, recidivating.
1.
to engage in recidivism; relapse.
Origin of recidivate
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin recidivātus past participle of recidivāre to relapse. See recidivism, -ate1
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v.

"fall back; relapse," 1520s, from Medieval Latin recidivatus, past participle of recidivare "to relapse" (see recidivist). Related: Recidivated; recidivating.

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