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Adjective
Having become morally corrupt or impure
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“These correspond to people already living a degenerate lifestyle, freely indulging their unnecessary appetites.”
Adjective
Having lost good or desirable qualities
“In this case, one lung was degenerate and useless, and as a consequence, the vital functions were proportionately reduced.”
Adjective
No longer capable, effective or needed
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Reverting to an earlier and inferior condition
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(of an organ or body part) Having become biologically functionless in the course of evolution
Verb
To decline or deteriorate physically, mentally, or morally
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“Seldom does a person's health degenerate instantaneously without a gradually developing set of symptoms.”
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To rot or cause to rot
“Masses of leaves may begin to degenerate and smother the plant beneath them.”
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To cause to be corrupt or depraved morally
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“All too often, the research was allowed to degenerate into perversion or physical sadism.”
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Live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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To commit an offense, especially spiritually or morally
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To return to a former or less developed state
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To cripple or weaken an element of a video game during its development
Noun
A licentious person who seeks self-gratification
“In particular, he was accused of being an immoral person, a degenerate who indulged in all the vices.”
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A villainous, evil or unscrupulous person
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“I'd be ridding the world of a degenerate who has brought nothing but broken hearts, shame, and disgrace to tens of thousands of people.”
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