‘Relapse’ or ‘Recur’?

Nobody wants a disease to recur, and nobody who has had a disease want a relapse.

Mignon Fogarty,
Episode #656
Relapse or Recur?


  1. The doctor said Herman’s cancer was unlikely to recur.
  2. Maria’s symptoms recurred after she ran out of medicine.
  3. Darin relapsed after switching to the new treatment.
  4. We all worried Curtis would relapse someday.
  5. Universal themes tend to recur across cultures in art and literature.

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