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English definition of “recurrent”

recurrent

adjective uk   /rɪˈkʌr.ənt/ us    /rɪˈkɜːr.ənt/
happening again many times: LeFanu suffered all his life from a recurrent nightmare that he was trapped in a falling house. The patient has a two-month history of recurrent episodes of pancreatitis.Being and falling ill
(Definition of recurrent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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