retrogressive

[ re-truh-gres-iv ]
/ ˌrɛ trəˈgrɛs ɪv /

adjective

characterized by retrogression; degenerating.

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Origin of retrogressive

1795–1805; <Latin retrōgress(us) (see retrogress) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM retrogressive

ret·ro·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·ret·ro·gres·sive, adjectiveun·ret·ro·gres·sive·ly, adverb
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