Definition of lapse into
- He's a good writer, but he occasionally lapses into jargon.
- The crowd lapsed into silence.
- The patient lapsed into a coma.
- The society lapsed into decline.
: a slight error typically due to forgetfulness or inattention
: a temporary deviation or fall especially from a higher to a lower state
: a becoming less : decline
: to fall from an attained and usually high level (as of morals or manners) to one much lower
: sink, slip
: to go out of existence : cease
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