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  1. relapse

    • IPA[rɪˈlaps]

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    • v.
      (of a sick or injured person) deteriorate after a period of improvement;return to (a less active or a worse state)
    • n.
      a deterioration in someone's state of health after a temporary improvement
    • verb: relapse, 3rd person present: relapses, gerund or present participle: relapsing, past tense: relapsed, past participle: relapsed

    • noun: relapse, plural noun: relapses

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    • v.
      (of someone suffering from a disease) suffer deterioration after a period of improvement: two of the patients in remission relapsed after 48 months
    • n.
      a deterioration in someone's state of health after a temporary improvement: he responded well to treatment, but then suffered a relapse

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