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English definition of “relapse”

relapse

verb [I]     /rɪˈlæps/
to get worse after a successful period or after increasing in value: A leading commodities analyst said it thought economic conditions in the US would relapse in the coming months. If interest rates are set too high, the country may well relapse into recession.
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