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recurrent (adj) happening again and again.
Recurrent fever is fever, which a person has frequently over a period. Recurrent attacks of malaria are malaria attacking a person again and again. Recurrent trouble is trouble occurring again and again.
- The machine has recurrent trouble. It goes out of order again and again and as the machine is an old model, spares are not available.
- His recurrent unauthorized absences from office have led to the management firing him from the job. He continued to absent himself often in spite of the warnings from the management.