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English definition of “retrogress”

retrogress

verb [I] uk   /ˌret.rəˈɡres/ us    /ˈret.rə.ɡres/ formal
to return to an older and worse stateDeteriorating and making worse
retrogression
noun [U] uk   /ˌret.rəˈɡreʃ.ən/ us  
Deteriorating and making worse
retrogressive
adjective uk   /ˌret.rəˈɡres.ɪv/ us    /ˈret.rə.ɡres-/
retrogressive and disastrous policiesDeteriorating and making worse
(Definition of retrogress from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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