retrogress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin retrōgressus, perfect active participle of retrōgradior (retrograde).

Verb[edit]

retrogress (third-person singular simple present retrogresses, present participle retrogressing, simple past and past participle retrogressed)

  1. (intransitive) To return to an earlier, simpler or worse condition; to regress.
  2. (intransitive) To go backwards; to retreat.
  3. (intransitive) To return to bad behaviour; to relapse.

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