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1.
To return to an earlier state, the opposite of renovate or gentrify.
The hippies spashed brown paint on the walls of their building, removed a door, and broke two windows in an effort to retrovate.
作者 Mr. Noah Tall 2011年1月29日
 
2.
To come up with an idea that you aren't aware is already around. From "retro" meaning backwards/before and "innovate".

To retrovate something, one must think it's an entirely new idea. That is, he must not have any prior knowledge of the idea being around. (Retrovation is a form of plagiarism if the idea is published.)
Man: "I had an awesome idea. You could go make me a sandwich, woman!"
Woman: "You might've just retrovated that, honey."
Man: "No back-talk woman, make me a sandwich!"

Guy: "I coined the phrase nbd two years ago, now everyone I know is using it!"
Girl: "Wow, that's pretty badass. . . Except it was the urbandictionary.com word of the day July 2, 2007. I think you might've retrovated it."
Guy: "God dammit... Sleep with me anyway?"
Girl: "Wasn't going to happen to begin with."

lamer21: "Dude, there was an xkcd on retrovation, check it out, it's comic 827."
blackHatDude: "Retrovation means you had the idea after, it doesn't mean you had it before and never publicized it. By the way, I thought I should inform you, I hit your cat the other day, he didn't run away."
作者 sarcastic_Slick 2010年12月18日