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Synonyms for relapse
rɪˈlæps; ˈri læpsre·lapse

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. relapseverb

    retrogress, recede, deteriorate

    recover, amend, progress, advance, improve

  2. relapsenoun

    falling back, retrogression, returning to a former state

    recovery, return, improvement

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a failure to maintain a higher state

    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"

    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"

    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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  1. relapseverb

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

  2. relapsenoun

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

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  1. Cynthia Moreno Tuohy:

    Whenever there's a natural disaster, we know that relapse goes up, because of anxiety, the fear of the unknown, now we have an ongoing, natural disaster, if you will.

  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. Scott Strode:

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

  4. Bhanuprakash Kolla:

    Up to two-thirds of them report sleep disturbances when they stop cannabis use, and it is a frequent reason for relapse to cannabis use, therefore, cannabis can set up a pattern where it is minimally helpful for sleep in the short term and then disrupt sleep, making it difficult to stop use in the medium to long term.

  5. Ramchandar Gomajee:

    This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes, they still need to be monitored by doctors and health professionals to prevent a relapse in the long term.

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