from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration: a degenerative disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Characterized by or causing degeneration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to degenerate; of the nature of degeneration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function


degenerate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)



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