- Increasing in scope or severity. Advancing. Going forward. In medicine, a disease that is progressive is going from bad to worse.
* * *Going forward; advancing; denoting the course of a disease, especially, when unqualified, an unfavorable course.
* * *pro·gres·sive prə-'gres-iv adj increasing in extent or severity <a \progressive disease>pro·gres·sive·ly adv
* * *pro·gres·sive (pro-gresґiv) advancing; going forward; going from bad to worse; increasing in scope or severity.
Medical dictionary. 2011.