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Noun: relapse
  1. A failure to maintain a higher state
    - backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapsing, reversion, reverting
Verb: relapse
  1. Deteriorate in health
    "he relapsed";
    - get worse
     
  2. Go back to bad behaviour
    "Those who relapse are often minor criminals";
    - lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back

Derived forms: relapsed, relapses, relapsing

Type of: change state, failure, regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn, turn back

Encyclopedia: Relapse