relapse - Dictionary definition and meaning for word relapse

(noun) a failure to maintain a higher state Definition
(verb) deteriorate in health
Synonyms : get worse
Example Sentence
  • he relapsed
(verb) go back to bad behavior
Example Sentence
  • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

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when a lap is completed you will be back to THE FORMER POSITION.
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re+lapse again collapse
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lapse is to "pass by". relapse is to come back to original state and lapse.
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Eminem's album Relapse released afta his avg album.
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