Definitions for "Relapse"
when the disease comes back after a period of time when symptoms had disappeared or decreased.
The return of features towards the original malocclusion following orthodontic treatment
Return of disease symptoms after the disease was thought to be cured. In hepatitis C, this often means an increase in viral load after it was suppressed by treatment.
Keywords:  backslide, former, worse, fallen, bad
To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
In drug abuse, relapse is the resumption of drug use after trying to stop taking drugs. Relapse is a common occurrence in many chronic disorders, including addiction, that require behavioral adjustments to treat effectively.
Start using alcohol or addictive substances again after a short period of avoidance.
resuming substance abuse after drugs or alcohol have been given up
a repeated attack weeks, months, or occasionally years, after initial malaria infection. Due to re-infection of red blood cells from malaria parasites (hypnozoites) that persisted in liver cells (hepatocytes).
Post-breakup hookup with ex. There is, after all, no aphrodisiac like a breakup. As in: "You look great without ... commitment."
setback when someone has a puff of a cigarette or starts smoking again after quitting.
A relapse of a dream is a new instance of the essence of that dream. It is a physical copy of the data structure of a dream. This produces no new effect on alterations by reference in a dream. Where modifiable data is involved, a relapse creates a new copy of that data. The data will initially have the same value as the original, but it has a separate and distinct existence, and modifications to the original have no effect on the relaspe, nor do modifications on the relapse have any effect upon the original.
a very traumatic experience for all concerned persons, and can lead to feelings of hopelessness, and questions of the entire rehabilitation process
The reoccurrence on discontinuation of an effective medical treatment of the original condition from which the patient suffered.
a reoffence, committing another sexual act with a victim
Keywords:  ashamed, chance, says, learn, reason
a chance to learn, not a reason to be ashamed," she says
Keywords:  shattering, confidence, event
a confidence shattering event
A sexual behaviour or sexual offence. In other words, touching, looking at, or doing something sexual to another person who doesn't want you to be doing that OR who is too young to be able to agree properly.
Engaging in the unacceptable activity / behavior that one is meaning to avoid.
Keywords:  deteriorate, health
deteriorate in health; "he relapsed"
Keywords:  violation, promise, clear
a clear violation of that promise
Keywords:  failure, higher, maintain
a failure to maintain a higher state