Definition of degeneration:
- A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
- That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.
- The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration.
- The thing degenerated.
dissoluteness, decaying, devolvement, downfall, dissipatedness, degeneracy, weakening, debilitation, better, decadency, dissipation, declension, devolution, reversion, enfeeblement, degenerateness, rakishness, retrogression, declination, abjection, dégringolade, fall, downgrade, retroversion, regress, ebb, eclipse, degradation, libertinism, depravation, demoralization, libertinage, decadence, turpitude, pervertedness, corruptness, ebbing, regression, descent.
- deterioration (part of speech: noun)
vice (part of speech: noun)
- disintegration (part of speech: noun)
- "The Tapestry Book", Helen Churchill Candee.
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- "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees", Mary Caroline Crawford.