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re•lapse



Pronunciation: (
v.ri-laps';
n.ri-laps', rē'laps),
[key]
v., -lapsed, -laps•ing,
n.


v.i.
1. to fall or slip back into a former state, practice, etc.: to relapse into silence.
2. to fall back into illness after convalescence or apparent recovery.
3. to fall back into vice, wrongdoing, or error; backslide: to relapse into heresy.

n.
1. an act or instance of relapsing.
2. a return of a disease or illness after partial recovery from it.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

re-laidrelapsing fever
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