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degeneration

 
Noun degeneration has 3 senses
  1. degeneration, devolution - the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
    --1 is a kind of process
    --1 has particulars: attack; macular degeneration; obsolescence
    Derived form: verb degenerate1
  2. degeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadency - the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    --2 is a kind of abasement, degradation, abjection
    Derived form: verb degenerate1
  3. degeneration, retrogression - passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
    --3 is a kind of transformation, transmutation, shift
    --3 has particulars: abiotrophy; cataplasia
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