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or recrudescency

[ree-kroo-des-uh ns] /ˌri kruˈdɛs əns/
breaking out afresh or into renewed activity; revival or reappearance in active existence.
Origin of recrudescence
1715-25; < Latin recrūdēsc(ere) to recrudesce + -ence
Related forms
recrudescent, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They must have experienced a recrudescence of panic at thought of the dynamite they believed hidden.

  • Here we have a recrudescence of the idea that great penalties are deterrent.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • Of late, of course, I have thought of little else but what this recrudescence of my youth means to you and to myself.

    Black Oxen Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • But scarcely had I dropped into slumber when I was aroused by the recrudescence of my hives.

  • Martin had enjoyed the fight, with a recrudescence of the old fighting thrills.

    Martin Eden Jack London
  • On the 14th November there was a recrudescence of severe fighting.

    Ypres 1914 Otto Schwink
  • This hope, however, was not realized, and during the winter of 1897 and 1898 there was a recrudescence of the disease.

  • This recrudescence of the tone of the old life—the oldest life of all—was horrible.

  • The hesitating British are disconcerted by the recrudescence of fluidity on the front.

  • Still, the moral effect of the recrudescence of the war was lamentable.

Word Origin and History for recrudescence

1707, "a becoming raw again, a breaking out afresh," from stem of Latin recrudescere "re-open" (of wounds), literally "become raw again," from re- "again" (see re-) + crudescere, from crudus "raw" (see crude (adj.)) + inchoative suffix -escere. Meaning "revival" is from 1906. Related: Recrudescency (1650s); recrudescent (1726).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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recrudescence in Medicine

recrudescence re·cru·des·cence (rē'krōō-děs'əns)
A recurrence of a pathological process or its symptoms after a period of improvement or quiesence.

re'cru·desce' v.
re'cru·des'cent adj.
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