|1.||to lapse back into a former state or condition, esp one involving bad habits|
|2.||to become ill again after apparent recovery|
|3.||the act or an instance of relapsing|
|4.||the return of ill health after an apparent or partial recovery|
|[C16: from Latin relabī to slip back, from |
relapse re·lapse (rĭ-lāps')
v. re·lapsed, re·laps·ing, re·laps·es
To regress after partial recovery from illness.
To slip back into bad ways; backslide.
To fall or slide back into a former state.