Definition of "degenerated" []

  • To become degenerate (verb)
  • (of organisms or their parts) to become less specialized or functionally useless (verb)
  • Having declined or deteriorated to a lower mental, moral, or physical level; debased; degraded; corrupt (adjective)
  • (of the constituents of a system) having the same energy but different wave functions (adjective)
  • (of a semiconductor) containing a similar number of electrons in the conduction band to the number of electrons in the conduction band of metals (adjective)
  • (of a resonant device) having two or more modes of equal frequency (adjective)
  • (of a code) containing symbols that represent more than one letter, figure, etc (adjective)
  • (of a plant or animal) having undergone degeneration (adjective)
  • A degenerate person (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of degenerate. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "degenerated" in a sentence
  • "The most pathetic thing in the world is that the Tea Party has degenerated from a real populist movement (that was years overdue) to a group of racists and nutcases trying to protect the Republicans from accountability."
  • "Is VDH the military historian, classicist demonstrably smarter and more reasonable than VDH the pundit, or has his brain degenerated overall like someone with mad cow disease?"
  • "Second, society degenerated from the 'greatest generation' boldness needed for the venture."