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  Definition of Degeneration
  1. passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
  2. the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
  3. the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
Similar Words: retrogression, devolution, degeneracy, decadence, decadency

 

Hyponyms: abiotrophy, cataplasia, attack, macular degeneration, obsolescence

 

Derivational Morphology: devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate

 

 
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