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Definition of Degenerate


  1. Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having declined in worth; having lost in goodness; deteriorated; degraded; unworthy; base; low.
  2. To be or grow worse than one's kind, or than one was originally; hence, to be inferior; to grow poorer, meaner, or more vicious; to decline in good qualities; to deteriorate.
  3. To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a lower type.
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Degenerate Translations

degenerate in Dutch is degenereren, ontaarden, verbasteren
degenerate in German is entkoppeln, entarten, ausarten, entarten
degenerate in Latin is degenero
degenerate in Norwegian is utarte
degenerate in Spanish is degenerar