Definition of degenerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    degenerate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they degenerate
     
    he / she / it degenerates
     
    past simple degenerated
     
    -ing form degenerating
     
     
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  1. 1to become worse, for example by becoming lower in quality or weaker synonym deteriorate
  2. 2 Her health degenerated quickly. degenerate into something The march degenerated into a riot.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: degenerate

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