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intr.v. re·cru·desced, re·cru·desc·ing, re·cru·desc·es
To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence.

[Latin recrūdēscere, to grow raw again : re-, re- + crūdēscere, to get worse (from crūdus, raw; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots).]

re′cru·des′cence n.
re′cru·des′cent adj.
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Adj.1.recrudescent - the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement; "the patient presented with a case of recrudescent gastralgia"
revived - restored to consciousness or life or vigor; "felt revived hope"


[ˌriːkruːˈdesnt] ADJ (liter) → recrudescente
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