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regress

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Medicine
regressre‧gress /rɪˈɡres/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 technicalMBEHAVE to go back to an earlier and worse condition, or to a less developed way of behaving opp progress 🔊 The patient had regressed to a state of childish dependency.
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regressIt's sort of the way things have regressed.The tumors regressed and then they appeared to stabilize.However, with every chime of the mighty Big Ben, the changed woman regresses back to her old villainous ways.Unable to think of anything else to do, I suggested to Eileen that we tried regressing her to her childhood.The less compatible a pair the greater the probability that their relationship will regress in the presence of another animal.This ambivalence may regress into a fatalistic view of herself and her future.Expected values of birth weight for gestational age were obtained by regressing the natural logarithm of birth weight on gestational age.When the managers felt insecure or defensive, they regressed to the familiar and comfortable role of producer.
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Verb table
regress
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyregress
he, she, itregresses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyregressed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave regressed
he, she, ithas regressed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad regressed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill regress
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have regressed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam regressing
he, she, itis regressing
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you, we, theyare regressing
Past
I, he, she, itwas regressing
you, we, theywere regressing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been regressing
he, she, ithas been regressing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been regressing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be regressing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been regressing
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