Definition of Relapsing

1. Noun. A failure to maintain a higher state.

Exact synonyms: Backsliding, Lapse, Lapsing, Relapse, Reversion, Reverting
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Recidivism
Derivative terms: Lapse, Lapse, Relapse, Relapse, Relapse, Revert



Definition of Relapsing

1. a. Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state.

Definition of Relapsing

1. Noun. (archaic) relapse ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of relapse) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Relapsing

1. relapse [v] - See also: relapse

Medical Definition of Relapsing

1. Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a former worse state. Relapsing fever, 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 (Spirochaete) in the blood. It is not usually fatal. Synonym: famine fever, and recurring fever. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relapsing

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Literary usage of Relapsing

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"It is also known as tsutsugamushi disease. relapsing FEVERS ... relapsing fever was epidemic in New York and Philadelphia in 1869. ..."

2. A History of Epidemics in Britain by Charles Creighton (1894)
"relapsing Fever in Scotland, 1842-44. The epidemic of 1836-39 had been typhus of a specially maculated kind. The period or " constitution " of ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"Hippocrates described an epidemic of relapsing fever occurring with other ... But it is remarkable that relapsing fever does not seem to have attracted ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"The African relapsing fever, known as tick fever, is a very serious and widespread ... The symptoms are very fimilar to those of European relapsing fever, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1873)
"The outbreak of relapsing fever in London seems likely to prove more serious ... relapsing fever is in a very high degree communicable from sick to healthy. ..."

6. The Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1914)
"CHAPTER IV THE TROPICAL relapsing FEVERS DEFINITION AND SYNONYMS Definition. ... As with European relapsing fever, these fevers are characterized, ..."

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