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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 noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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