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relapsenoun backsliding, declension, declination, decline, degeneration, deterioration, escheat, fall, lapse, recidere, recidivation, recidivism, recrudescence, recurrence, regress, regression, reoccurrence, retrocession, retrogradation, retrogression, return, reversal, reverse, reversion, setback, sinking, weakening
relapseverb backslide, decline, degenerate, fall, fall back, recidere, recidivate, recrudesce, regress, relabi, renew, retrocede, retrograde, retrogress, retrovert, return, reverse, revert, sink back, slide back, slip back, start again, start fresh, suffer a relapse, wane, weaken
See also: crossroad, decline, escheat, expiration, lapse, recidivate, recidivism, recrudescence, regress, renewal, repeat, return, reversion
RELAPSE. The condition of one who, after having abandoned a course of vice, returns to it again. Vide Recidive.