UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈriːlæps/, verb: /rɪˈlæps/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. rɪˈlæps; n. also ˈrilæps/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. ri laps; n. ri laps, rēlaps)

Inflections of 'relapse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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  1. a relapse of the [cancer, disease, illness, symptoms]
  2. [cancer] relapse
  3. had a relapse
  4. was not surprised by her relapse
  5. relapse in [children, childhood, adults, adulthood, patients]
  6. a relapse into [pain, depression, schizophrenia]
  7. [medication, drugs, measures, exercise, diets] to prevent a relapse
  8. a lack of [exercise, vitamins, proteins] caused the relapse
  9. the relapse was [caused, brought on] by
  10. the [odds, likelihood, probability] of a relapse
  11. the [cause, motive, origin] of the relapse
  12. the nation's relapse into [war, battle, conflict]
  13. the family's relapse into [woes, hardships, difficulties]
  14. a relapse into [bad, violent, old, barbaric] ways
  15. [she, my father] could relapse
  16. [she] might relapse
  17. relapse into [a coma, silence, chaos]
n as adj
  1. the relapse [rate, time, period]
  2. relapse prevention [treatment, therapy, methods]
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