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Definition of degenerate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having moral standards that have fallen to a level that is very low and unacceptable to most people a degenerate popular culture
  2. 2(technology) having returned to a simple structure; lacking something that is usually present
  3. NAmE//dɪˈdʒɛnərəsi//
    noun [uncountable] The movie is full of scenes of crime and degeneracy.
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