Relapse vs Recidivous - What's the difference?

relapse | recidivous |


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.

relapse

English

Verb

(relaps)
  • 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.
  • (Dryden)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or situation of relapsing.
  • Alas! from what high hope to what relapse / Unlooked for are we fallen! — Milton.
  • (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.
  • Anagrams

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    recidivous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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]:
  • Recidivous thieves, on the other hand, must expect corporal punishment, which is meted out in addition to fines in money or goods.
  • Recurring (of a disease or another medical problem).
  • * 2002 , F. Hagenm├╝ller, 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=]
  • In principle, resection of liver metastases is indicated when an extrahepatic recidivous occurrence or a second tumour is excluded.