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verb (used without object)
to go backward into an earlier and usually worse condition:
to retrogress to infantilism.
to move backward.
verb (intransitive)
to go back to an earlier, esp worse, condition; degenerate or deteriorate
to move backwards; recede
(biology) to develop characteristics or features of lower or simpler organisms; degenerate


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