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English definition of “relapse”

relapse

noun [C]     /ˈriː.læps/ formal
If someone who is getting better after an illness has a relapse, they become ill again: She was looking quite healthy on Friday, but she had/suffered a relapse over the weekend and was taken back into hospital.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
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