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Noun
The act of falling back into a prior, and typically unhealthy, state
“A relapse into depression, for example, often begins with some disappointment, leading to a bad mood.”
Noun
A deterioration in state or health
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“Dr. Moreno suffered a relapse in her health condition and was admitted to the hospital, where she remains stable.”
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A sudden short bout of an illness or stress
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An act of repeating, or going back to, an earlier state or situation
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A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind
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A discouragement
Verb
To fall back into bad habits or an unhealthy state
“Careful checks are made on how people fare after intervention and very few relapse into this type of problem.”
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To worsen in health by returning to a prior sickly condition
“The patient might improve initially, but then strains resistant to both drugs would emerge, and the patient would relapse.”
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To go back to an earlier and worse condition
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To decrease in number, amount, intensity, or quality
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To cease or fail at a regimen of self-improvement or reform
Verb
To occur or happen again
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