relapsing n : a failure to maintain a higher state [syn: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, reversion, reverting]
- present participle of relapse
depression, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, cancer or an addiction to a drug.
For example, if someone who had problems with alcohol were to give up alcohol and then later start drinking again, this drinking might be considered a relapse. It is different from a slip or lapse in that it implies a return to previous behaviour patterns, as opposed to a one-time occurrence.
It may also, in medicine, mean the end of a remission.
relapsing in German: Rückfall
relapsing in Spanish: Recaída
relapsing in Polish: Nawrót choroby