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retrogressive

adjective ret·ro·gres·sive \-ˈgre-siv\

: causing a return to an earlier and usually worse state

Full Definition of RETROGRESSIVE

:  characterized by retrogression: as
a :  going or directed backward
b :  declining from a better to a worse state
c :  passing from a higher to a lower level of organization <retrogressive evolution>
ret·ro·gres·sive·ly adverb

First Known Use of RETROGRESSIVE

1802

Rhymes with RETROGRESSIVE

retrogressive

adjective ret·ro·gres·sive \-ˈgres-iv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RETROGRESSIVE

:  characterized by retrogression: as a :  declining from a better to a worse state <a retrogressive disease> b :  passing from a higher to a lower level of organization <retrogressive evolution>

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