retrogress


ret·ro·gress

verb \ˌre-trə-ˈgres\

Definition of RETROGRESS

intransitive verb
:  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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