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1degenerate/dɪˈʤɛnəˌreɪt/verb
degeneratesdegenerateddegenerating
1degenerate
/dɪˈʤɛnəˌreɪt/
verb
degeneratesdegenerateddegenerating
Learner's definition of DEGENERATE  
[no object]
: to change to a worse state or condition: to become worse, weaker, less useful, etc.— often + into

— degeneration

/dɪˌʤɛnəˈreɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
2degenerate/dɪˈʤɛnərət/adjective
2degenerate
/dɪˈʤɛnərət/
adjective
Learner's definition of DEGENERATE  
[more degenerate; most degenerate]
: having low moral standards: not honest, proper, or good

— degeneracy

/dɪˈʤɛnərəsi/noun,[noncount]
3degenerate/dɪˈʤɛnərət/noun
pluraldegenerates
3degenerate
/dɪˈʤɛnərət/
noun
pluraldegenerates
Learner's definition of DEGENERATE  
[count]disapproving
: a person whose behavior is not morally right or socially acceptable
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