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Definition of "eugenic" [eu•gen•ic]

  • Of or relating to eugenics. (adjective)
  • Relating or adapted to the production of good or improved offspring. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eugenic" in a sentence
  • "Haven; and Harry Laughlin, Davenport's protégé, the nation's foremost expert in eugenic sterilization and also a leader in the movement to stop the tide of immigrants coming to this country."
  • "For these reasons, the so-called eugenic laws of several states, which provide for a certificate of health before a marriage license is issued, are not adequate eugenic measures."
  • "For however famous a man may become in other respects, he cannot, I think, be justly termed eugenic if deficient in the qualities I have just named."