Variant of relapse
- to fall back into illness
- to fall back into bad habits, wrongdoing, etc.; backslide
Origin: from Classical Latin relapsus, past participle of relabi, to slip or slide back: see re- and amp; lapse
- the act or an instance of relapsing
- the recurrence of a disease after apparent improvement
- relapser noun
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