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retrogress

ret·ro·gress

retrogress

pronunciation:
re tr gres [or] re tr gres
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: retrogressed, retrogresses, retrogressing
definition: to return to a former, usu. inferior condition; degenerate; revert.
antonyms:
progress
similar words:
relapse, revert
derivations: retrogressive (adj.), retrogressively (adv.), retrogression (n.)
Word Parts
The word retrogress contains the following parts:
retro- Latin prefix that means back, backward, behind
gress Latin root that means to walk, go