a failure to maintain a higher state
Syn: ↑backsliding, ↑lapse, ↑lapsing, ↑relapse, ↑relapsing, ↑reversion
Derivationally related forms: ↑revert, ↑relapse (for: ↑relapsing), ↑relapse (for: ↑relapse), ↑lapse (for: ↑lapse)
Hypernyms: ↑failure
Hyponyms: ↑recidivism
tending to return to an earlier state
Syn: ↑returning
Similar to: ↑regressive

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