intransitive verb-·desced′, -·desc′ing
to break out again after a period of latency or relative inactivity; become active again, as a disease
Origin of recrudesceClassical Latin recrudescere from re-, again + crudescere, to become harsh or raw from crudus, raw, crude
intransitive verbre·cru·desced, re·cru·desc·ing, re·cru·desc·es
To break out anew or come into renewed activity, as after a period of quiescence.
Origin of recrudesceLatin recrūdēscere to grow raw again re- re- crūdēscere to get worse ( from crūdus raw ; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.)