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  • Faut juste que si vraiment j'ai tres tres tres mal je repasse et la ils feront des examens pour voir si yapa recidive!

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  • Il a de gros soupcon sur un potentiel risque de recidive!

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  • Weekends I recidived

    Into Alma Mater.

    —Ted Hughes, 'Visit', in Birthday Letters

    Presumably a nonce back-formation from the modern (1880s) 'recidivism', 'recidivist', rather than a conscious revival of the obsolete 'recidive' v. (single quote from 1548 in OED). Perhaps also a play with 'dive': "I dived back into my alma mater".

    A few Web hits for the verb or 'recidived', particularly in relation to cancer ( = "relapse; relapsed"), but from sampling them I suspect they're mainly misuses by authors whose native language does have this as an ordinary modern word. This Hughes passage; a few uses in a legal sense.

    From L. re-cad- "fall back" with regular Old Latin change of unstressed a to i.

    January 7, 2009