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Definition of Regress

Regress: To return or go back, particularly to return to a pattern of behavior or level of skill characteristic of a younger age. For example, if a 3-year-old child begins to regress by losing the ability to control his bowels or speak, that is a cause for medical concern.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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