Search Result for "recrudescent":
1. the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement;
- Example: "the patient presented with a case of recrudescent gastralgia"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recrudescent \Re`cru*des"cent\ (-sent), a. [L. recrudescens, -entis, p. pr. of recrudescere to become raw again; pref. re- re- + crudescere to become hard or raw: cf. F. recrudescent.] 1. Growing raw, sore, or painful again. [1913 Webster] 2. Breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a recrudescent epidemic. [1913 Webster]