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Definition of retrograde adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

retrograde

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈrɛtrəˌɡreɪd//
 
(formal) (disapproving)
 
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(of an action) making a situation worse or returning to how something was in the past The closure of the factory is a retrograde step.
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