relapse - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/rɪˈlæps/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrelapse
he/she/itrelapses
present participlerelapsing
past tenserelapsed
past participlerelapsed
  1. 1
    to become ill again after you had been getting better
  2. 2
    to return to your previous character or behaviour
    relapse into:

    Annie shook her head and relapsed into silence again.