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retrogress

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verb ret·ro·gress \ˌre-trə-ˈgres\

Definition of retrogress

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move backward :  revert



Examples of retrogress

  1. <the quality of research at the university lab has begun to retrogress since the massive budget cuts went into effect>



Origin of retrogress

Latin retrogressus, past participle of retrogradi


First Known Use: 1819


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