What does Relapse mean?

Definitions for Relapse
rɪˈlæps; ˈri læpsRe·lapse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(verb)

    a failure to maintain a higher state

  2. get worse, relapse(verb)

    deteriorate in health

    "he relapsed"

  3. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

Wiktionary

  1. relapse(Noun)

    The act or situation of relapsing.

    Alas! from what high hope to what relapse / Unlooked for are we fallen! uE000152061uE001 Milton.

  2. relapse(Noun)

    One who has relapsed, or fallen back into error; a backslider.

  3. relapse(Verb)

    To fall back again.

    He has improved recently but keeps relapsing into states of utter confusion.

  4. relapse(Verb)

    To recur; to worsen, be aggravated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Relapse(verb)

    to slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back

    Etymology: [L. relapsus, p. p. of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]

  2. Relapse(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. relapsus, p. p. of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]

  3. Relapse(verb)

    to fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide

    Etymology: [L. relapsus, p. p. of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]

  4. Relapse

    a sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back

    Etymology: [L. relapsus, p. p. of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]

  5. Relapse

    one who has relapsed, or fallen back, into error; a backslider; specifically, one who, after recanting error, returns to it again

    Etymology: [L. relapsus, p. p. of relabi to slip back, to relapse; pref. re- re- + labi to fall, slip, slide. See Lapse.]

Freebase

  1. Relapse

    A relapse or recidivism is a recurrence of a past condition. For example, MS or malaria often exhibit peaks of activity and sometimes long periods of dormancy. Relapse, in relation to drug misuse, is resuming the use of a drug or a chemical substance after one or more periods of abstinence. The term is a landmark feature of both substance dependence and substance abuse, which are learned behaviors, and is maintained by neuronal adaptations that mediate learning and processing of various motivational stimuli. An important aspect of drug use is the propensity for repeated use and dependence, tendencies that are influenced by the nature of the drug itself and thus vary from substance to substance. Those substances that are cleared from the body most quickly, those with the highest pharmacological efficacy, and those that induce the highest tolerance elicit the most severe tendencies in users. Drug dependence can lead to increased tolerance to the substance in question, cravings, and withdrawal if the drug use ceases.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Relapse

    rē-laps′, v.i. to slide, sink, or fall back: to return to a former state of practice: to backslide.—n. a falling back into a former bad state: (med.) the return of a disease after convalescence.—n. Relap′ser.—adj. Relap′sing. [L. relabi, relapsusre-, back, labi, to slide.]

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  1. presale

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Relapse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Relapse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Relapse in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Yasmin Hurd:

    The intense craving is what drives the drug use, if we can have the medications that can dampen that [ craving ], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.

  3. Jennifer Dahne:

    Acknowledge that relapse is normal when trying to change any behavior, including quitting vaping, it's important to learn from what worked and what didn't work during past quit attempts and to try to quit again.

  4. Joseph Spero:

    It is well-established that effective treatment of mental health and substance use disorders includes treatment aimed at preventing relapse or deterioration of the patient's condition and maintaining the patient's level of functioning. UBH Guidelines deviate from that standard.

  5. Amanda Ellis:

    I have to work on loving myself every day, i try to be very careful with my exercise and keep it in moderation. I sometimes have to be reminded to do so. Because I was bulimic my mind tends to convert everything into calories and think about how much I have to exercise. That is a dangerous mindset for relapse.

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