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regress
used in Flowers for Algernon -- Short Story

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Definition
returning to a former (less advanced) state
  • As I review the records and data on Algernon, I see that although he is still in his physical infancy, he has regressed mentally.
    p. 17.9
regressed = returned to a former (less advanced) state
  • I've got to find the reason for the sharp regression in Algernon.
    p. 17.2
regression = return to a former (less advanced) state

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
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