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- (uncountable) The process or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse.
- 1913, B. H. Carrol, An Interpretation of the English Bible:
- The modern cry of "more liberty and less creed" is a degeneration from a vertebrate to a jellyfish.
- (uncountable) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure.
- fatty degeneration of the liver
- (uncountable) Gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
- (countable) A thing that has degenerated.
- (process or state of growing worse): decline, degradation, debasement, degeneracy, deterioration
- (gaming slang): nerf
process or state of growing worse
condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become diminished
gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants
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degeneration c (singular definite degenerationen, not used in plural form)
Declension of degeneration
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