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Synonyms for relapse
rɪˈlæps; ˈri læpsre·lapse

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. relapseverb

    Synonyms:
    retrogress, recede, deteriorate

    Antonyms:
    recover, amend, progress, advance, improve

  2. relapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    falling back, retrogression, returning to a former state

    Antonyms:
    recovery, return, improvement

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, revertingverb

    a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms:
    reversal, atavism, lapse, oversight, turnaround, relapsing, regress, backsliding, lapsing, throwback, regression, turnabout, reverse, reverting, retrogression, reversion, retroversion

  2. get worse, relapseverb

    deteriorate in health

    "he relapsed"

    Synonyms:
    retrogress, get worse, recidivate, regress, lapse, fall back

  3. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall backverb

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

    Synonyms:
    go along, lapse, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, regress, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall back, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relapseverb

    Synonyms:
    fall back, return to a former state (especially a bad state)

  2. relapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    falling back, return to a former state (especially a bad state)

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. relapse

    Synonyms:
    Recrudescence

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How to use relapse in a sentence?

  1. Pat Sajak:

    It's not that I've had a relapse. It's just because of the technicalities of the taping order and all of that. So, you're gon na see Vanna( White) doing her Pat impression here ; she does a great job. And we have a special letter-toucher, so pay attention.

  2. Millan Mulraine:

    The bigger question will be determining whether this deterioration in labor market momentum is part of a broader inflection point for the economic recovery, this is the Fed's 'known unknown,' and a risk management approach will require more patience to assess the incoming labor market data for an answer to the question of whether this is a realignment in the labor market dynamics to a more sustainable path, or a more worrying relapse in the recovery.

  3. Richard Davidson:

    Depression is a recurrent illness, relapse is a very significant problem with depression, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may be particularly valuable in reducing the risk of relapse.

  4. Scott Strode:

    For somebody in recovery, social isolation is a really slippery slope, it can often lead to the relapse.

  5. Celia Morgan:

    Ketamine is a well-tolerated drug and can help alleviate the symptoms of depression, with a pilot study suggesting that it could cut alcohol relapse rates by more than half, this trial will allow us to examine whether ketamine, combined with therapy, can indeed help people stay abstinent from alcohol.


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