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regressed

verb
past tense of regress

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1 to go back to a previous and usually lower state or level
  • in extreme circumstances, people sometimes regress to the behavior they exhibited in childhood

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2 to become worse or of less value
  • the annual celebration has regressed to the point where it's nothing more than an excuse to get drunk

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“Regressed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regressed. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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