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Another word for relapse

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Verb
  1. To slip from a higher or better condition to a former, usually lower or poorer one

      1. (Law) To be returned to the former owner or to the former owner's heirs. Used of money or property.
      2. To go back to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief:
      3. (Biol.) To return to a former or primitive type; show ancestral characteristics normally no longer present in the species
      1. To go or move backward.
      2. To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
      1. To move backward or away from a reference point; recede:
      2. To go back; return; move backward
      3. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state:
      1. To become forfeit or void because of failure to pay the premium at the stipulated time
      2. To pass gradually or smoothly; slip:
      3. To be no longer valid or active; expire:
      1. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
      2. To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
      3. To slide backward in morals or religious enthusiasm; become less virtuous, less pious, etc.
Noun
  1. A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one

Another word for relapse

Noun
      1. An automatically timed setting of a thermostat to a lower temperature, as in the home at night.
      2. The required minimum distance between a building and a property line (often, specif., the front property line) established by local code or ordinance
      3. (Architecture) A step-like recession in a wall.
      1. (Law) The act or an instance of changing or setting aside a lower court's decision by a higher court.
      2. A usually adverse change in fortune:
      3. A change in fortune; a change from being successful to having problems.
      1. A mechanism, such as a gear in a motor vehicle, that is used to reverse movement.
      2. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
      3. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
      1. The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
      1. A period of decline
      2. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
      3. The process or result of declining, especially a deterioration of health:
      1. The act or an instance of recurring; reoccurrence, return, repetition, etc.
      1. (Biol.) Reversion to an earlier or simpler form, or to a general or common type
      2. (Psychology) In psychoanalytic theory, reversion to an earlier or less mature stage of psychological development.
      3. (Psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
      1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
      1. The repeating of or returning to criminal behavior by the same offender or type of offender.
      2. Habitual or chronic relapse, or tendency to relapse, esp. into crime or antisocial behavior
      1. (Genetics) A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation.
      2. The return of an estate to the grantor or the grantor's heirs by operation of law after the period of a grant is over
      3. A return to a former condition, belief, or interest.
    See also:

    loss

    decay

Verb