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retrogressive

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

Simple Definition of retrogressive

  • : causing a return to an earlier and usually worse state

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of retrogressive

  1. :  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>

retrogressively adverb

1802

First Known Use of retrogressive

1802

Rhymes with retrogressive


Medical Dictionary

retrogressive

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adjective ret·ro·gres·sive \-ˈgres-iv\

Medical Definition of retrogressive

  1. :  characterized by retrogression: asa:  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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