Chinese edit

 
retreat; to decline; to move back
retreat; to decline; to move back; to withdraw
 
to make into; to change into; ‑ization
to make into; to change into; ‑ization; to ... ‑ize; to transform
trad. (退化) 退
simp. #(退化) 退

Pronunciation edit


Verb edit

退化

  1. to degenerate; to atrophy
  2. to deteriorate; to worsen; to decline; to fall; to drop

Usage notes edit

退化 (tuìhuà) is used to emphasize a good situation turning bad, while 蛻化蜕化 (tuìhuà) is used to emphasize corruption and degeneration.

Synonyms edit

  • (to degenerate): 老化 (lǎohuà)

Antonyms edit

Derived terms edit

Japanese edit

Kanji in this term
退
たい
Grade: 6

Grade: 3
on’yomi

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

退(たい)() (taika

  1. degeneration; retrogression

Antonyms edit

Verb edit

退(たい)()する (taika surusuru (stem 退(たい)() (taika shi), past 退(たい)()した (taika shita))

  1. to degenerate, to retrogress

Conjugation edit

Descendants edit

  • Chinese: 退化 (tuìhuà)
  • Korean: 퇴화 (toehwa)
  • Vietnamese: thoái hoá

Korean edit

Hanja in this term
退

Noun edit

退化 (toehwa) (hangeul 퇴화)

  1. Hanja form? of 퇴화 (degeneration; retrogression).

Vietnamese edit

chữ Hán Nôm in this term
退

Verb edit

退化

  1. chữ Hán form of thoái hoá (to degenerate;to decline).