degeneration (Meaning)

Wordnet

degeneration (n)

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

Webster

degeneration (n.)

The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; decline; degradation; debasement; degeneracy; deterioration.

That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.

A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.

The thing degenerated.

degeneration Sentence Examples

  1. The doctor diagnosed the patient with spinal degeneration, explaining the gradual breakdown of the vertebrae.
  2. The degeneration of the ancient manuscript made it difficult to decipher the text accurately.
  3. Urban sprawl contributed to the degeneration of natural habitats, endangering wildlife.
  4. The degeneration of trust between the partners led to the dissolution of their business.
  5. Genetic mutations can cause degeneration of cells, leading to various diseases.
  6. The once vibrant neighborhood underwent a process of degeneration, becoming dilapidated and crime-ridden.
  7. Continuous exposure to harmful substances can accelerate the degeneration of lung tissue.
  8. The cultural degeneration of society was evident in the decline of traditional values and customs.
  9. The degeneration of the company's image following the scandal was difficult to repair.
  10. Overfishing has contributed to the degeneration of marine ecosystems, threatening biodiversity.

FAQs About the word degeneration

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality, the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qu

declination,deterioration, degradation, decline,descent, degeneracy, devolution, eclipse, decrease, downfall

ascent, rise, evolution, evolution, rise, growth, advancement, ascent, flowering,development

The doctor diagnosed the patient with spinal degeneration, explaining the gradual breakdown of the vertebrae.

The degeneration of the ancient manuscript made it difficult to decipher the text accurately.

Urban sprawl contributed to the degeneration of natural habitats, endangering wildlife.

The degeneration of trust between the partners led to the dissolution of their business.