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Noun: degeneration  di,je-nu'rey-shun
  1. The process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power, vitality or essential quality
    - devolution
     
  2. The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    - degeneracy, decadence, decadency
     
  3. Passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
    - retrogression

Derived forms: degenerations

Type of: abasement, abjection, degradation, physical process, process, shift, transformation, transmutation

Encyclopedia: Degeneration