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Definition of relapse verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˈrilæps//
[intransitive] relapse (into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they relapse
he / she / it relapses
past simple relapsed
-ing form relapsing
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to go back into a previous condition or into a worse state after making an improvement They relapsed into silence. He relapsed into his old bad habits. Two days after leaving the hospital she relapsed into a coma.
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