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re·lapse

relapse

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: rih laeps
inflections: relapses, relapsing, relapsed
definition: to return to bad behavior or poor health after a period of improvement.
After many years without stealing anything, the thief relapsed into her old ways.
similar words:
lapse, slip
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: rih laeps [or] ri laeps
definition: the act or result of relapsing.
He seemed to be recovering from his illness, but then he had a relapse.
antonyms:
recovery
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