verb (used with object), ret·ro·ced·ed, ret·ro·ced·ing.
- to cede back: to retrocede a territory.
- Insurance. (of a reinsurance company) to cede (all or part of a reinsured risk) to another reinsurance company.
- (tr) to give back; return
- (intr) to go back or retire; recede
- A relapse, as of a disease.
- Cessation of the external symptoms of a disease, followed by signs of involvement of an internal organ or part.
- Backward displacement of the uterus or other organ.