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regress

re·gress

regress

 
 
pronunciation:
rih gres
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: regressed, regresses, regressing
definition: to go back or backwards, as in reverting to an earlier form or stage of development.
The child was making good academic progress, but he regressed after moving to a different school in a new city.
antonyms:
progress
similar words:
return, revert
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act or condition of return or withdrawal.
similar words:
return, reverse
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derivation: regressive (adj.)
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