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regression (ri GRESH uhn) (s) (noun), regression (pl)
The process by which an individual changes his or her behavior, thoughts, or language from a previous state of development to something not as mature: Due to the frightening trauma experienced by Leslie as a teen and subsequent regressions while she was talking, her verbal expressions made her sound much younger and frail.
This entry is located in the following units: grad-, -grade, -gred, -gree, -gress (page 6) re-, red- (page 4) -sion, -sions (page 8)