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ret·ro·gress

 (rĕt′rə-grĕs′, rĕt′rə-grĕs′)
intr.v. ret·ro·gressed, ret·ro·gress·ing, ret·ro·gress·es
1. To return to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition.
2. To go or move backward.

[Latin retrōgradī, *retrōgress- : retrō-, retro- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

ret′ro·gres′sion (-grĕsh′ən) adj.
ret′ro·gres′sive adj.
re′tro·gres′sive·ly adv.
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