retrogradation

noun
ret·​ro·​gra·​da·​tion | \ ˌre-trō-grā-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce retrogradation (audio) , -grə- \

Definition of retrogradation

: the action or process of retrograding

Examples of retrogradation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Low temperatures congeal everything the dough has absorbed and accelerate the staling process, or retrogradation. John Kennedy, Popular Science, "The best way to reheat pizza," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of retrogradation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Retrogradation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retrogradation. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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