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RELAPSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relapse mean? 

RELAPSE (noun)
  The noun RELAPSE has 1 sense:

1. a failure to maintain a higher state

  Familiarity information: RELAPSE used as a noun is very rare.


RELAPSE (verb)
  The verb RELAPSE has 2 senses:

1. deteriorate in health
2. go back to bad behavior

  Familiarity information: RELAPSE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELAPSE (noun)


Sense 1relapse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A failure to maintain a higher state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

backsliding; reverting; relapsing; relapse; lapsing; lapse; reversion

Hypernyms ("relapse" is a kind of...):

failure (an act that fails)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "relapse"):

recidivism (habitual relapse into crime)


RELAPSE (verb)


Sense 1relapse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deteriorate in health

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

get worse; relapse

Context example:

he relapsed

Hypernyms (to "relapse" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2relapse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Go back to bad behavior

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

recidivate; retrogress; relapse; lapse; regress; fall back

Context example:

Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

Hypernyms (to "relapse" is one way to...):

regress; retrovert; return; revert; turn back (go back to a previous state)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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