regressive


re·gres·sive

adjective \ri-ˈgre-siv\

Definition of REGRESSIVE

1
:  tending to regress or produce regression
2
:  being, characterized by, or developing in the course of an evolutionary process involving increasing simplification of bodily structure
3
:  decreasing in rate as the base increases <a regressive tax>
re·gres·sive·ly adverb
re·gres·sive·ness noun
re·gres·siv·i·ty \ˌrē-ˌgre-ˈsi-və-tē\ noun

First Known Use of REGRESSIVE

1634

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re·gres·sive

adjective \ri-ˈgres-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REGRESSIVE

: relating to, resulting from, producing, or characterized by regression <regressive behavior> <regressive tissue changes>

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