Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to recur, or break out anew after a dormant period

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

  • verb happen
  • verb become raw or open

Etymologies

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

[Latin recrūdēscere, to grow raw again : re-, re- + crūdēscere, to get worse (from crūdus, raw; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots).]

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