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English definition of “progressive”

progressive

adjective  /prəˈɡres·ɪv/ us  
A progressive disease is one that gets increasingly worse. Progressive ideas or systems encourage change in society or in the way things are done: She worked for women’s rights, labor reforms, and other progressive causes.
progressively
adverb  /prəˈɡres·ɪv·li/ us  
My eyesight has gotten progressively worse over the years.
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