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Meaning of RELAPSING

Pronunciation:  rul'apsing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a failure to maintain a higher state
 

RELAPSING is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, reversion, reverting
 
 See Also: failure, recidivism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*laps"ing\, a.
Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a
former worse state.

{Relapsing fever} (Med.), an acute, epidemic, contagious
   fever, which prevails also endemically in Ireland, Russia,
   and some other regions. It is marked by one or two
   remissions of the fever, by articular and muscular pains,
   and by the presence, during the paroxism of spiral
   bacterium ({Spiroch[ae]te}) in the blood. It is not
   usually fatal. Called also {famine fever}, and {recurring
   fever}.

 

 

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