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relapse

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or an instance of returning to a usually worse state or condition
  • She discussed some ways to help avoid a relapse after quitting smoking.
  • After a long period of cancer remission, he suffered a relapse.

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relapse

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of relapse (Entry 2 of 2)

to return to a usually worse state or condition
  • After a few good months of keeping their rooms clean, the kids relapsed into their old untidy habits.

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“Relapse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/relapse. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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