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English definition of “retrogress”

retrogress

verb [I]     /ˌret.rəˈɡres/ US  /ˈret.rə.ɡres/ formal
to return to an older and worse stateDeteriorating and making worse retrogression     /ˌret.rəˈɡreʃ.ən/ noun [U] Deteriorating and making worse retrogressive     /ˌret.rəˈɡres.ɪv/ US  /ˈret.rə.ɡres-/ adjective retrogressive and disastrous policiesDeteriorating and making worse
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