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progressive
used in Girl Interrupted

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Definition
favoring political change or new ideas (typically associated with liberal causes); or a person with such beliefs

or:

gradually getting more severe — as of a disease or other condition

or:

gradually advancing (making progress)
  • The chaotic unplanned life of the patient at present with progressive decompensation and reversal of sleep cycle.
  • No therapy and no plan at present, emersion in fantasy, progressive withdrawal and isolation.
  • My classmates were spinning their fantasies for the future: lawyer, ethnobotanist, Buddhist monk (it was a very progressive high school).

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