HyperDic: degeneration

English > 3 senses of the word degeneration:
NOUNprocessdegeneration, devolutionthe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality
statedegeneration, degeneracy, decadence, decadencythe state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
eventdegeneration, retrogressionpassing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
degeneration > pronunciation
Soundsdihjheh.nerey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > degeneration: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality.
Synonymdevolution
NarrowerattackThe onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent)
macular degenerationeye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision
obsolescenceThe process of becoming obsolete
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Oppositedevelopment, evolutionA process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage / stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
Spanishdegeneración
Catalandegeneració
Verbsdegenerategrow worse
English > degeneration: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities.
Synonymsdegeneracy, decadence, decadency
Broaderabasement, degradation, abjectionA low or downcast state
Spanishdecadencia, degeneración
Catalandecadència, degeneració
Verbsdegenerategrow worse
English > degeneration: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningPassing from a more complex to a simpler biological form.
Synonymretrogression
NarrowerabiotrophyA loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury
cataplasia(biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form
Broadertransformation, transmutation, shiftA qualitative change
Spanishdegeneración
Catalandegeneració

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