verb (used without object), re·lapsed, re·laps·ing.
Origin of relapse
Related formsre·laps·a·ble, adjectivere·laps·er, nounun·re·laps·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for relapse
In 59 percent of those cases, the relapse occurred within the first week.
In the absence of chemotherapy, there was an 80 percent chance of relapse.
However, as the recent and unpredicted actions in Crimea remind us, there is always a chance of relapse.Using Strategies Reserved for Disease Outbreak, Activists Try to “Cure” Urban Violence|Sarah Kunst|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe most importantly, the app includes interactive features to intervene before a relapse occurs.App for Recovering Alcoholics Provides 24/7 Care, Helps Them Stay Sober|Brandy Zadrozny|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in the early 1980s—1981, 1982, 1983—he has been suffering from a relapse of his drug addiction.The Inside Story of Johnny Cash’s Legendary Lost LP, ‘Out Among the Stars’|Andrew Romano|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In all cases it is not uncommon to have a partial recovery followed by relapse when the animal becomes excited from any cause.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
Miss A––– had made an almost miraculous escape, and was not yet out of danger from relapse.Leading Articles on Various Subjects|Hugh Miller
He exerted himself to save the souls of those whose bodies were forfeit by reason of relapse, and succeeded in all cases but one.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III|Henry Charles Lea
In the other cases the disease began at the close of the initial paroxysm, during the intermission, or early in the relapse.
Everybody said I would surely die, but I never had a relapse or a moment's inconvenience from it.Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners|B.G. Jefferis