verb (used without object), re·lapsed, re·laps·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM relapsere·laps·a·ble, adjectivere·laps·er, nounun·re·laps·ing, adjective
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How to use relapse in a sentence
Two months later, Beimnet takes pills to prevent a relapse of seizures like the ones he suffered as a result of his carbon monoxide exposure, but he otherwise shows no signs so far of permanent damage.Texas Enabled the Worst Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Catastrophe in Recent U.S. History|by Perla Trevizo, Ren Larson, Lexi Churchill, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune; Mike Hixenbaugh and Suzy Khimm, NBC News|April 29, 2021|ProPublica
Preliminary data for the rest of 2020 suggests it was the deadliest year yet for overdoses, as isolation, loss of jobs, and increased anxieties made drug users more vulnerable to relapses.
The doctor tells me that he doesn’t know if there will be a relapse.
By watching for and reacting to early warning signs in this way, the study aims to reduce the number of patients who experience a serious relapse.Machines can spot mental health issues—if you hand over your personal data|Bobbie Johnson|August 13, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Will she have a terrible relapse and turn to her pal/sometime fling Vause for help?‘Orange Is the New Black’: Inside the Wild S2 Finale and What’s Next for Season 3|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 59 percent of those cases, the relapse occurred within the first week.
According to a 2010 study, over 90 percent of those with opioid addiction relapse in the first year.
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
It reappears during a relapse, and thus helps to distinguish between a relapse and a complication, in which it does not reappear.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Patients might very well recover their mental sensibility after even a severe attack, and never have a relapse.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
When I left her she had altogether recovered from the relapse.Scottish Ghost Stories|Elliott O'Donnell
No time, however, was given in which I could relapse into self-consciousness.
They drain off the liquor, and presently relapse into quiet.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch