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English definition of “relapse”

relapse

noun [C, U]
 
 
/rɪˈlæps, ˈriːlæps/
SICK 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.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
WORSE an occasion when something or someone gets worse again after being better: The company's share prices have suffered a relapse this week.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
relapse
 
 
/rɪˈlæps/ verb [I]
(Definition of relapse from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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