retrogressively

retrogressive

[re-truh-gres-iv]
adjective
characterized by retrogression; degenerating.

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

retrogressively, adverb
unretrogressive, adjective
unretrogressively, adverb


backward.


progressive.
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retrogress (ˌrɛtrəʊˈɡrɛs)
 
vb
1.  to go back to an earlier, esp worse, condition; degenerate or deteriorate
2.  to move backwards; recede
3.  biology to develop characteristics or features of lower or simpler organisms; degenerate
 
[C19: from Latin retrōgressus having moved backwards, from retrōgradī; see retrograde]
 
retro'gression
 
n
 
retro'gressive
 
adj
 
retro'gressively
 
adv

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