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recrudesce

re·cru·desce

recrudesce

 
 
pronunciation:
ri kru des
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: recrudesced, recrudesces, recrudescing
definition: to become active again or break out anew, as a disease or harmful condition.
The doctors have successfully treated all the local cases of malaria but, because malaria often recrudesces, they will watch the patients for several more weeks.
derivations: recrudescent (adj.), recrudescence (n.)