What does the word relapse mean?

Usage examples for relapse

  1. The sun shone through the row of windows on her as she passed along, and she seemed to beam out each time into brightness, and relapse into shade, until the door at the bottom of the gallery closed after her. – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  2. This doctrine is a relapse on Paganism, and derived from it. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  3. You won't relapse, will you? – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw