recrudescence

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From the Latin recrūdēscō (I become raw again); from re- + crūdēscō (I become harsh or raw).

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recrudescence (countable and uncountable, plural recrudescences)

  1. The state or condition of being recrudescent.
    A recrudescence of barbarism may condemn it [land] to chronic poverty and waste. — Duke of Argyll.
  2. (medicine) the acute recurrence of a disease, or its symptoms, after a period of improvement

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recrudescence f (plural recrudescences)

  1. recrudescence
  2. an instance of recrudescence

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