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  Words related to lapse

Related / 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

 

Definition:
  • a failure to maintain a higher state;
  • a mistake resulting from inattention;
  • a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters";
  • go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals";
  • drop to a lower level, as in one''s morals or standards;
  • end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed";
  • pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into Nirvana";
  • pass by; "three years elapsed";
  • let slip; "He lapsed his membership";

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    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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