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relapse in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrelapsere‧lapse1 /rɪˈlæps/ verb [intransitive]  1 MIto become ill again after you have seemed to improverelapse into We were afraid he might relapse into a coma.2 BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSto start to behave badly againrelapse into Clara soon relapsed into her old ways.→ See Verb table
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relapseOn vacation at home, he relapsed and had to return to hospital for further tests.I relapsed into a seeming normality.He was also beginning to relapse into invective and his voice was rising.If not, we relapse into scepticism.The last thing I wanted was to relapse into the role of a patronizing objective observer.Unfortunately, she occasionally relapses, requiring short-term hospitalization.It should be remembered that one can not relapse unless one has first been in recovery.Most drug abusers relapse within a year.