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recrudesce (v.)

in reference to wounds, also figurative, "become raw and exacerbated again, break out afresh," 1875, probably a back-formation from recrudescence or else from Latin recrudescere "become raw again, break open afresh." Related: Recrudesced; recrudescing.

updated on May 28, 2021

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Definitions of recrudesce from WordNet

recrudesce (v.)
happen;
These political movements recrudesce from time to time
Synonyms: break / develop
recrudesce (v.)
become raw or open;
Such boils tend to recrudesce
Synonyms: erupt / break out
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