Recrudescent meaning

Breaking out again or reemerging after temporary abatement or suppression.

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

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(archaic) Growing raw, sore, or painful again.
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Origin of recrudescent

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