retrogressive

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

Definition of retrogressive

  1. :  characterized by retrogression: such asa :  going or directed backwardb :  declining from a better to a worse statec :  passing from a higher to a lower level of organization <retrogressive evolution>

retrogressively

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1688

First Known Use of retrogressive

1688


RETROGRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

retrogressive

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

Definition of retrogressive for English Language Learners

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


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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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