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Topic: MEDICINE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of regredi 'to go back'

regress

verb
     
re‧gress [intransitive]
technicalM to go back to an earlier and worse condition, or to a less developed way of behaving [≠ progress]:
The patient had regressed to a state of childish dependency.
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