Definitions for: Relapsing

[n] a failure to maintain a higher state

Webster (1913) 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

Synonyms: backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, reversion, reverting

See Also: failure, recidivism

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