relapse


relapse
[[t]rɪlæ̱ps[/t]]
relapses, relapsing, relapsed
(The noun can be pronounced [[t]rɪlæ̱ps[/t]] or [[t]ri͟ːlæps[/t]].)
1) VERB If you say that someone relapses into a way of behaving that is undesirable, you mean that they start to behave in that way again.

[V into n] `I wish I did,' said Phil Jordan, relapsing into his usual gloom...

[V into n] It is by no means clear that the financial markets will not relapse into panic.

N-COUNT: oft N into n
Relapse is also a noun.

...a relapse into the nationalism of the nineteenth century.

2) VERB If a sick person relapses, their health suddenly gets worse after it had been improving.

In 90 per cent of cases the patient will relapse within six months.

N-VAR
Relapse is also a noun.

The treatment is usually given to women with a high risk of relapse after surgery... The sufferer can experience frequent relapses.


English dictionary. 2008.

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