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relapse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
relapsere‧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.
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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.
relapsere‧lapse2 /rɪˈlæps $ ˈriːlæps/ noun [countable, uncountable]  when someone becomes ill again after having seemed to improve She had a relapse and died soon after.
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relapseRelapses are common among some recovering alcoholics.He could always have a relapse later if necessary.And half the patients who discontinue medication suffer a relapse within six months, he said.These herbal remedies become less effective if the patient suffers a relapse.Neither recovery nor relapse is a straight line.For a thorough discussion of relapse prevention, see chapter 11.Patients taking sulphasalazine at the time of onset of relapse continued on this drug.What are the signs of relapse?A sudden relapse forced Peggy to stay in the hospital until Monday.As a group, the relapse rate in adults is greater than in children.When the relapse came, she let it go too long.Grandad had an unexpected relapse and died within a week.had ... relapseBut neighbors say she had gone through drug rehabilitation before and had relapsed in recent weeks.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrelapsere‧lapse /rɪˈlæps/ verb [intransitive] to start to get worse again after things had seemed to improverelapse intoThe U.S., after a brief recovery mid-year, is relapsing into a second slump.relapse /rɪˈlæpsˈriːlæps/ noun [singular]Industrial output rose, lessening fears of a relapse.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
relapse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrelapse
he, she, itrelapses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrelapsed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave relapsed
he, she, ithas relapsed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad relapsed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill relapse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have relapsed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam relapsing
he, she, itis relapsing
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you, we, theyare relapsing
Past
I, he, she, itwas relapsing
you, we, theywere relapsing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been relapsing
he, she, ithas been relapsing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been relapsing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be relapsing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been relapsing
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