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retrogressive

[re-truh-gres-iv] /ˌrɛ trəˈgrɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by retrogression; degenerating.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin retrōgress(us) (see retrogress) + -ive
Related forms
retrogressively, adverb
unretrogressive, adjective
unretrogressively, adverb
Synonyms
backward.
Antonyms
progressive.
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Examples for retrogressive
  • It is a retrogressive development to the business community.
  • If the radicals are not stabilized, retrogressive reactions producing materials difficult to liquefy will take place.
  • Once all the available hydrogen is used, retrogressive reactions will set in, leading to coke formation.
  • At higher reaction times, the net coal conversion decreased due to retrogressive reactions.
  • Amphibolite facies retrogressive metamorphism resulted in hypersthene replacement by amphiboles.
  • We have concluded that there would be retrogression intentionally or that the effect would be retrogressive.
  • Failure was not confined to a single failure mode, but ranged instead from retrogressive slides and lateral spreads.
  • Select areas of the granulite facies metamorphic terrane that have been affected by greenschist facies retrogressive metamorphism.

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