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Relapse

Re`lapse´   Pronunciation: r?-l?ps´
v. i.1.To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
[imp. & p. p. Relapsed (-l?pst"); p. pr. & vb. n. Relapsing.]
2.To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; - generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; - sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
That task performed, [preachers] relapse into themselves.
- Cowper.
3.(Theol.) To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
n.1.A sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back.
2.One who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again.
Noun1.relapse - a failure to maintain a higher state
Verb1.relapse - deteriorate in health; "he relapsed"
Synonyms: get worse
2.relapse - go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

RELAPSE. The condition of one who, after having abandoned a course of vice, returns to it again. Vide Recidive.

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