- LeonisLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
degenerate (comparative more degenerate, superlative most degenerate)
(of qualities) having deteriorated, degraded or fallen from normal, coherent, balanced and desirable to an undesirable and typically abnormal
(of a human or system) having lost good or desirable qualities
(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 codons.
(mathematics) 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.Noun
degenerate (plural degenerates)
One is degenerate, who has fallen from previous stature.
You are a degenerate, boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.
Third person singular
to degenerate (third-person singular simple present degenerates, present participle degenerating, simple past and past participle degenerated)
(intransitive) (of humans or systems) to lose good or desirable qualities;
His condition continued to degenerate even after admission to hospital.Source(s): http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/degenerate