Relapse vs Recidivous - What's the difference?
As a verb relapse
is to fall back again; to slide or turn back into a former state or practice.
As a noun relapse
is the act or situation of relapsing.
As an adjective recidivous is
prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
To fall back again; to slide or turn back into a former state or practice.
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(intransitive, medicine, of a disease) To recur; to worsen, be aggravated.
To slip or slide back physically; to turn back.
The act or situation of relapsing.
(medicine) An occasion when a person becomes ill again after a period of improvement
(obsolete) One who has relapsed, or fallen back into error; a backslider.
- Alas! from what high hope to what relapse / Unlooked for are we fallen! — Milton.
Prone to relapse into immoral or antisocial behavior.
* 1970 , Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Akha and Miao , p 336 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TDtwAAAAMAAJ&q=recidivous&dq=recidivous&lr=&pgis=1]:
Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
* 2002 , F. Hagenmüller, M. P. Manns, H. G. Musmann, Medical Imaging in Gastroenterology and Hepatology , p 72 [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EiyIxc_gNvEC&pg=PA72&dq=recidivous&lr=]
- Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
- In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.