What does relapse mean?
Definitions for relapse
rɪˈlæps; ˈri læpsre·lapse
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word relapse.
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, revertingverb
a failure to maintain a higher state
get worse, relapseverb
deteriorate in health
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall backverb
go back to bad behavior
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
The act or situation of relapsing.
Alas! from what high hope to what relapse / Unlooked for are we fallen! uE000152061uE001 Milton.
One who has relapsed, or fallen back into error; a backslider.
To fall back again.
He has improved recently but keeps relapsing into states of utter confusion.
To recur; to worsen, be aggravated.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
This would but lead me to a worse relapse
And heavier fall. John Milton.
We see in too frequent instances the relapses of those, who, under the present smart, or the near apprehension of the divine pleasure, have resolved on a religious reformation. John Rogers.
It was even as two physicians should take one sick body in hand; of which, the former would purge and keep under the body, the other pamper and strengthen it suddenly; whereof what is to be looked for, but a most dangerous relapse. Edmund Spenser.
Mark a bounding valour in our English;
That being dead like to the bullet’s grazing,
Breaks out into a second course of mischief,
Killing in relapse of mortality. William Shakespeare, Henry V.
Etymology: relapsus, Lat.
The oftner he hath relapsed, the more significations he ought to give of the truth of his repentance. Taylor.
He was not well cured, and would have relapsed. Richard Wiseman.
In internal medicine, relapse or recidivism is a recurrence of a past (typically medical) condition. For example, multiple sclerosis and malaria often exhibit peaks of activity and sometimes very long periods of dormancy, followed by relapse or recrudescence. In psychiatry, relapse or reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior, is a form of spontaneous recovery that involves the recurrence of pathological drug use or self harm after a period of recovery. Relapse is often observed in individuals who have developed a drug addiction or either form of drug dependence, as well as those who have a mental disorder.
to slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back
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
to fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide
a sliding or falling back, especially into a former bad state, either of body or morals; backsliding; the state of having fallen back
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.]
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
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, relapsus—re-, back, labi, to slide.]
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The numerical value of relapse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of relapse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of relapse in a Sentence
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.
I was back from my surgery last week and had a wonderful time on the show, but I'm not going to be here this week, 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.
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.
The effective solution to prevent relapse into recession would be to reactivate policy stimulus.
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.
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Translations for relapse
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- recidiva, relaps, atakaCzech
- Rezidiv, zurückfallen, Rückfall, sich verschlimmern, sich verschlechternGerman
- refali, refaloEsperanto
- recidiva, recaer, reincidir, recaídaSpanish
- kokea takaisku, langeta, uusiutua, pahentua, pahetaFinnish
- ath-thuiteam, ath-thuisleachadh, ath-thuit, ath-thuislichScottish Gaelic
- aaghoghan, aahuitt, aahuittym, aaskyrrManx
- recader, recaditaInterlingua
- ricadere, ricaduta, recidivareItalian
- впадать, рецидивировать, рецидив, обострятьсяRussian
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