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Word meaning relapse

v. i. To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
v. i. To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
v. i. To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
v. A sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back.
v. One who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again.

Crossword clues for relapse

- Back-sliding
- Backslide
- Fall back into illness
- Return of ill health
- Setback
- Take a turn for the worse

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