recrudesce

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v recrudesce become raw or open "He broke out in hives","My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries","Such boils tend to recrudesce"
    • v recrudesce happen "Report the news as it develops","These political movements recrudesce from time to time"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recrudesce To become raw or exacerbated again.
    • recrudesce To revive; become alive again; be renewed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Recrudesce to become raw again: to be renewed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. recrudescens, -entis, pr.p. of recrudescĕre, to become raw again—re-, again, crudescĕre, to become raw—crudis, crude.

Usage

In literature:

There is an enormous recrudescence of bribery.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
At this time I was attacked with a recrudescence of eccentricity in thought and behaviour.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Here we have a recrudescence of the idea that great penalties are deterrent.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
He was a fantastical recrudescence, of the most fanciful age of chivalry.
"Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592" by Arthur Acheson
On Monday evening a recrudescence became manifest rendering a surgical operation necessary to-day.
"The Life of King Edward VII" by J. Castell Hopkins
Only through fear of it is their recrudescence obviated.
"Freedom In Service" by Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw
The recrudescence of spring burned in his veins; but, at the same time, there was a new reluctance upon his flesh.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The latter condition is the more liable to a recrudescence of the tuberculous infection.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
As the lights went up, Eric watched the customary recrudescence of restlessness.
"The Education of Eric Lane" by Stephen McKenna
He hurried to his wife with the picture, and she called it "Mamise" with a recrudescent anguish of doubt.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
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