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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.

Usage examples (36)
  • All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
  • retrograde arguments
  • Adjective : a melody in retrograde motion
  • The term retrograde here is used in a purely theoretical sense, and cannot be held to imply any actual degradation. for more
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