• WordNet 3.6
    • n recrudescence a return of something after a period of abatement "a recrudescence of racism","a recrudescence of the symptoms"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recrudescence (Med) Increased severity of a disease after temporary remission.
    • Recrudescence The state or condition of being recrudescent. "A recrudescence of barbarism may condemn it [land] to chronic poverty and waste."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n recrudescence The state of being recrudescent, or becoming raw or exacerbated again.
    • n recrudescence Hence A reopening; renewal; a coming into existence anew; a fresh outbreak.
    • n recrudescence In medicine, increased activity of a disease or morbid process after partial recovery.
    • n recrudescence In botany, the production of a fresh shoot from the top of a ripened spike.
    • n recrudescence Figuratively, a return; a re-appearance: as “The Recrudescence of Imray,” the original title of a story by Rudyard Kipling in “Mine Own People.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Recrudescence the state of becoming sore again: a state of relapse: :
    • ns Recrudescence (med.) increased activity after recovery
    • ns Recrudescence (bot.) the production of a fresh shoot from a ripened spike
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. recrudescence,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. recrudescens, -entis, pr.p. of recrudescĕre, to become raw again—re-, again, crudescĕre, to become raw—crudis, crude.


In literature:

Some sudden recrudescence of strength which the dying sometimes receive came to the woman.
"And Thus He Came" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The remainder of the year 1578 saw a violent recrudescence of religious bitterness.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
The hesitating British are disconcerted by the recrudescence of fluidity on the front.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 18, 1917" by Various
In spite of the recrudescence of Una we were on dangerous ground.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
Yet the bottom stone in the wall of recrudescent admiration was the certainty that he had found a sympathetic ear.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
The recrudescence of ideas and the need to interchange them came on the wanderers.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
They will do their part in preventing a recrudescence of it.
"Raemaekers' Cartoons" by Louis Raemaekers
For Griswold there was an immediate recrudescence of the unfavorable first impression gained at the Hotel Chouteau supper-table.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
Some see in war a recrudescence of the instinct of combat, and indeed think of war as mainly such a return to primitive instinct.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
She accepted with a slight recrudescence of primness; but her eyes did not leave him now.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope