Meaning of “relapse” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /rɪˈlæps, ˈriːlæps/

an occasion when someone becomes sick again after a period of feeling better:

I had a relapse last year and was off work for a month.

an occasion when something or someone gets worse again after being better:

The company's share prices have suffered a relapse this week.
relapse uk us /rɪˈlæps/ verb [ I ]

(Definition of “relapse” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)