American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become raw or exacerbated again.
- To revive; become alive again; be renewed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To be in a state of recrudescence; esp., to come into renewed freshness, vigor, or activity; to revive.
- v. happen.
- v. become raw or open
- Latin recrūdēscere, to grow raw again : re-, re- + crūdēscere, to get worse (from crūdus, raw; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(Originally scheduled to recrudesce this coming fall, Prospect 2 has been delayed until 2011.)”
“Let's hope that issue doesn't recrudesce; that's history.”
“My personal resolution for 2006 is to not let this mentality recrudesce ... to check myself before I so readily "identify the enemy," so to speak.”
“It disappeared amongst the people, only to recrudesce in some localities as fresh infection was introduced by the white man, or brought back to the settlements by visits to the white towns.”
“Nor from within the darkened chamber of himself could reality recrudesce.”
“But Jargon finds, maybe, the most of its votaries among good douce people who have never written to or for a newspaper in their life, who would never talk of adverse climatic conditions when they mean bad weather; who have never trifled with verbs such as obsess, recrudesce, envisage, adumbrate, or with phrases such as the psychological moment, the true inwardness, it gives furiously to think.”
“It was noticeable that in these rambling soliloquies his English seemed to recrudesce into better construction and phraseology.”
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