Complete Definition of "degenerate"

wikipedia|Degenerate (humans)
English

Adjective
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  1. (of qualities) having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desire|desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal
  2. (of a human or system) having lost good or desirable qualities
  3. (of an encoding or function) having multiple domain elements correspond to one element of the range

#: ''The genetic code is degenerate because a single amino acid can be coded by one of several codon|codons.

  1. math a degenerate case is a limiting case in which a class of object changes its nature so as to belong to another, usually simpler, class.

Derived terms
physics degenerate matter

Translations
trans-top|having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal
Chinese: t|zh|æ¡å t|zh|å¢®è½ t|zh|è®è³ª
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Hebrew: ×× ××× (menuvan)
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trans-top|having lost good or desirable qualities
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trans-top|having multiple domain elements correspond to one element of the range
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Noun
en-noun

  1. One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature.

#: You are a degenerate, boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|degenerates|degenerating|degenerated|degenerated

  1. (of humans or systems) to lose good or desirable quality|qualities;

#: His condition continued to degenerate even after admission to hospital.

Derived terms
degeneration

Translations
trans-top|to lose good or desirable qualities
Chinese: t|zh|æ¡å
French: dégénérer
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Ido: degenerar
Italian: degenerare
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Italian

Verb form
degenerate

  1. second person plural present tense and imperative of degenerare

Category:Italian verb forms

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