degenerate state or character.
the process of degenerating; decline.
degenerate behavior, especially behavior considered sexually deviant.
Physics. the number of distinct quantum states of a system that have a given energy.
noun (pl) -cies
the act or state of being degenerate
the process of becoming degenerate
(physics) the number of degenerate quantum states of a particular orbital, degree of freedom, energy level, etc
verb (used without object), degenerated, degenerating. 1. to fall below a normal or desirable level in physical, mental, or moral qualities; deteriorate: The morale of the soldiers degenerated, and they were unable to fight. 2. to diminish in quality, especially from a former state of coherence, balance, integrity, etc.: The debate degenerated into an exchange […]
degenerative [dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/ Examples Word Origin adjective 1. tending to degenerate. 2. characterized by degeneration. degenerative /dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtɪv/ adjective 1. (of a disease or condition) getting steadily worse degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn’ər-ə-tĭv) adj. Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.
adjective 1. reduced in rank, position, reputation, etc.: He felt degraded by the trivial tasks assigned to him. 2. reduced in quality or value; debased; vulgarized: the degraded level of the modern novel. verb (used with object), degraded, degrading. 1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him […]
adjective 1. that degrades; debasing; humiliating: degrading submission. verb (used with object), degraded, degrading. 1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor. 2. to lower in character or quality; debase. 3. to reduce (someone) to a lower rank, degree, etc.; […]