One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Break out again; recur.‘syphilis, until recently thought to be almost under control, is now recrudescing’
happen again, reoccur, occur again, be repeated, repeat, repeat itselfView synonyms
- ‘She was able to see a festering protest recrudescing.’
- ‘So either the usage has recrudesced or the verb vanished only from formal written prose, not from the spoken language.’
Late 19th century: back-formation from recrudescence ‘recurrence’, from Latin recrudescere ‘become raw again’, from re- ‘again’ + crudus ‘raw’.
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