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English noun: degeneration

1. degeneration (process) the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality


Synonymsdevolution


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process


Narrower (hyponym)attack, macular degeneration, obsolescence


Antonymsevolution, development

2. degeneration (state) the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities


Synonymsdecadence, decadency, degeneracy


Broader (hypernym)abasement, abjection, degradation

3. degeneration (event) passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form


Synonymsretrogression


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Narrower (hyponym)abiotrophy, cataplasia









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