from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To be in a state of recrudescence; esp., to come into renewed freshness, vigor, or activity; to revive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To become raw or exacerbated again.
  • To revive; become alive again; be renewed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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