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  Definition of lapse
  1. a failure to maintain a higher state
  2. a mistake resulting from inattention
  3. a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"
  4. go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
  5. drop to a lower level, as in one''s morals or standards
  6. end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"
  7. pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana"
  8. pass by; "three years elapsed"
  9. let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
Similar Words: backsliding, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, oversight, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back, backslide, sink, pass, elapse, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along

 

Hyponyms: recidivism, fly, fell, vanish

 

Derivational Morphology: revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back, relapse, recidivate, retrogress, fall back, get worse, backslide, elapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along, recidivism, backsliding, lapsing, relapsing, reversion, reverting, recidivist, backslider, reversionist, passage, transition

 

Anagrams: Lepas, sepal

 

 
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