retrogressive

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

Definition of retrogressive

: characterized by retrogression: such 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

First Known Use of retrogressive

1688


RETROGRESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

retrogressive

adjective

Definition of retrogressive for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

retrogressive

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

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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