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< Latin degeneratus, pp. of degenerare (to degenerate) < degener (ignoble) < de (from, down) + genus (race, kind); see genus, general.

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  1. (of qualities) having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal
  2. (of a human or system) having lost good or desirable qualities
  3. (of an encoding or function) having multiple domain elements correspond to one element of the range
    The genetic code is degenerate because a single amino acid can be coded by one of several codons.
  4. (mathematics) a degenerate case is a limiting case in which a class of object changes its nature so as to belong to another, usually simpler, class.

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Singular
Degenerate

Plural
Degenerates

Degenerate (plural Degenerates)
  1. One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature.
    You are a degenerate, boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.

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to Degenerate

Third person singular
degenerates

Simple past
degenerated

Past participle
degenerated

Present participle
degenerating

to Degenerate (third-person singular simple present degenerates, present participle degenerating, simple past and past participle degenerated)
  1. (intransitive) (of humans or systems) to lose good or desirable qualities;
    His condition continued to degenerate even after admission to hospital.

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degenerate f.

  1. Feminine plural form of degenerato

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degenerate f.

  1. Plural form of degenerata.

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degenerate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of degenerare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of degenerare#Italian.
  3. Feminine plural of degenerato.ar:degenerate

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