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  1. retrograde

    • IPA[ˈretrəˌɡrād]

    美式

    • adj.
      directed or moving backward;reverting to an earlier and inferior condition
    • n.
      a degenerate person.
    • v.
      go back in position or time;revert to an earlier and inferior condition
    • verb: retrograde, 3rd person present: retrogrades, gerund or present participle: retrograding, past tense: retrograded, past participle: retrograded

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    名詞

    • 1. rare a degenerate person.

    動詞

    • 1. archaic go back in position or time our history must retrograde for the space of a few pages
    • revert to an earlier and inferior condition people cannot habitually trample on law and justice without retrograding toward barbarism
    • 2. show retrogradation all the planets will at some time appear to retrograde
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    • IPA[ˈrɛtrə(ʊ)ɡreɪd]

    英式

    • adj.
      directed or moving backwards: a retrograde flow
    • n.
      a degenerate person.
    • v.
      go back in position or time: our history must retrograde for the space of a few pages

    Oxford Dictionary