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retrogress, (verb) retrogresses; retrogressed; retrogressing
1. To go backward into an earlier and usually worse condition; to recede: Jerome was retrogressing from being financially independent to having to live on the streets of his city because he lost all of his money gambling in the local casino by playing card games (poker), roulette, and slot machines.
2. To return or revert to an earlier, inferior, or less complex condition; to degenerate or to deteriorate: When Jerry refused to spend any time doing his homework and so not passing his exams, he was retrogressed from going on to the next grade level and having to take the same courses again.
To go or to move backward.
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To revert to an earlier condition.
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To go back into an earlier or previous situation which is usually a worse condition. (2)