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Adjective: degenerate  di'je-nu-rut
  1. Unrestrained by convention or morality
    "Congreve draws a degenerate aristocratic society";
    - debauched, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast
  2. Showing evidence of deterioration, having lost good qualities
  3. (science and mathematics) being or having multiple states, types, etc. with the same or similar property
Noun: degenerate  di'je-nu-rut
  1. A person whose behaviour deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behaviour
    - pervert, deviant, deviate, perve [informal], perv [informal]
Verb: degenerate  di'je-nu-rut
  1. Grow progressively worse
    "Conditions in the slums degenerated";
    - devolve, deteriorate, drop

Derived forms: degenerated, degenerates, degenerating

See also: immoral

Type of: decline, miscreant, reprobate, worsen

Encyclopedia: Degenerate