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Noun: degeneracy  di'je-nu-ru-see
  1. The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    - degeneration, decadence, decadency
  2. Moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration";
    - corruption, depravation, depravity, putrefaction
  3. (science and mathematics) the condition of having multiple states or types with the same property

Derived forms: degeneracies

Type of: abasement, abjection, degradation, immorality

Encyclopedia: Degeneracy