decline or deterioration.
- ret·ro·gra·da·to·ry [re-truh-grey-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˌrɛ trəˈgreɪ dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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How to use retrogradation in a sentence
Low temperatures congeal everything the dough has absorbed and accelerate the staling process, or retrogradation.The best way to reheat pizza (and some things you should never do) | John Kennedy and Sandra Gutierrez G. | September 30, 2021 | Popular-Science
A glance at each successive pair of dates will quickly disclose the periodical retrogradation of the eclipse epochs.The Story of Eclipses | George Chambers
Frightful retrogradation of human nature, all the more hideous that it contrasted with the elegance of the costume!History of the Commune of 1871 | P. Lissagary
In truth, however, the retrogradation was much slighter than appeared on the surface.
The arc of retrogradation is the angular distance thus apparently traversed.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
But the advantages are all outward; if there be any inward change, it is apparently retrogradation, not advancement.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men | Anna Brownell Jameson