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  1. recrudescent(Adjective)

    breaking out again or reemerging after temporary abatement or suppression

    usage: This seems to be a recrudescent strain of the plague rather than a new disease altogether.

  2. recrudescent(Adjective)

    growing raw, sore, or painful again

  3. Origin: From the Latin recrudescere "to become raw again"; from re- + crudescere "to become hard or raw"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recrudescent(adj)

    growing raw, sore, or painful again

  2. Recrudescent(adj)

    breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a recrudescent epidemic

  3. Origin: [L. recrudescens, -entis, p. pr. of recrudescere to become raw again; pref. re- re- + crudescere to become hard or raw: cf. F. recrudescent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recrudescent

    rē-krōō-des′ent, adj. growing sore or painful again.—v.i. Recrudesce′, to become raw again: to be renewed.—ns. Recrudes′cence, Recru′dency, Recrudes′cency, the state of becoming sore again: a state of relapse: (med.) increased activity after recovery: (bot.) the production of a fresh shoot from a ripened spike. [L. recrudescens, -entis, pr.p. of recrudescĕre, to become raw again—re-, again, crudescĕre, to become raw—crudis, crude.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recrudescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recrudescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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