Associations to the word «Degeneration»


DEGENERATION, noun. (uncountable) The process or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse.
DEGENERATION, noun. (uncountable) 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.
DEGENERATION, noun. (uncountable) Gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
DEGENERATION, noun. (countable) A thing that has degenerated.

Dictionary definition

DEGENERATION, noun. The process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality.
DEGENERATION, noun. The state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities.
DEGENERATION, noun. Passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form.

Wise words

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery