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Adjective
/diˈjenərit/,
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Having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline,
  1. Having lost the physical, mental, or moral qualities considered normal and desirable; showing evidence of decline
    • - a degenerate form of a higher civilization
  2. Lacking some property, order, or distinctness of structure previously or usually present, in particular

  3. Relating to or denoting an example of a particular type of equation, curve, or other entity that is equivalent to a simpler type, often occurring when a variable or parameter is set to zero

  4. Relating to or denoting an energy level that corresponds to more than one quantum state

  5. Relating to or denoting matter at densities so high that gravitational contraction is counteracted either by the Pauli exclusion principle or by an analogous quantum effect between closely packed neutrons

  6. Having reverted to a simpler form as a result of losing a complex or adaptive structure present in the ancestral form

Verb
  1. Decline or deteriorate physically, mentally, or morally
    • - the quality of life had degenerated
    • - the debate degenerated into a brawl
Noun
  1. An immoral or corrupt person


  1. debauched: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
  2. devolve: grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
  3. pervert: a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  4. (degeneracy) the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
  5. (degeneracy) corruption: moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
  6. Degenerate is the third album of the British band Trigger the Bloodshed, released on May 24, 2010. It is the band's first album with drummer Dan Wilding and it was produced by Jacob Hansen.
  7. The idea of degeneration had significant influence on science, art and politics from the 1850s to the 1950s. The social theory developed consequently from Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution. ...
  8. In 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.
  9. Dude Ranch is the second studio album by the American pop punk band Blink-182. It was the only Blink-182 album produced by Mark Trombino, and was released on June 17, 1997 through Cargo Music. MCA Records signed the band in 1998 to handle increased distribution for the album. ...
  10. Degenerates originated in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan in 1979 , during the formative years of the Detroit hardcore scene . ...
  11. (Degeneracy (biology)) Degeneracy in biology is generally referred to as 'the ability of elements that are structurally different to perform the same function or yield the same output' . ...
  12. One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature; (of humans or systems) to lose good or desirable qualities; having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal; having lost good or desirable qualities; having ...
  13. (Degenerates) Nickname of the Toreador.
  14. (Degeneracy) The existence in a system of different wavefunctions that correspond to the same energy.
  15. (degeneracy) The phenomenon, with origins in quantum mechanics, where the pressure exerted by a gas does not depend on its temperature.
  16. A compulsive gambler.
  17. A term describing one of the qualities of the genetic code, specifically, that some amino acids may be specified by more than one codon.
  18. A polyhedron is degenerate when some features align exactly. It may be vertex-degenerate, edge-degenerate, or face-degenerate. A true polyhedron is normally defined as having exactly two faces meeting at each edge. ...
  19. a term used by Germany’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party in the 1930s and 1940s to designate artists and artworks that showed symptoms of moral and social decline.
  20. Describes an equilibrium assemblage whose variance is lower than expected from the number of phases and components because some other restriction is active in the phase rule. ...
  21. (1) A unitig that could not be combined into any scaffold. It is like a singleton but it has more than one read. Degenerates sometimes contain high-copy plasmid sequence. Degenerates can reflect biological phenomena that undermine the assumptions of Celera Assembler's mathematical model.
  22. Deteriorate, Worsens, To fall off from the normal quality
  23. Said of a magnetic line of force which closes on itself.
  24. The INWO Book defines "degenerate" thus: "A 'degenerate' deck is one that contains many duplicates of just a few cards. ...
  25. The decay from natural standards of quality.