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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of degenerate.

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Examples

  • He accepted the burdens of the presidency at a time when the economy was in danger of degenerating from a recession into a depression and assumed complete responsibility of a cynical, disillusioned country under the most unenviable of circumstances.

    Think Progress » Ford Forgets the Lessons of Vietnam

  • Organisation of South Africa said the ANC was "degenerating".

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • Weber described the attributes of an ideal bureaucracy and possible "degenerating" influences - such as any system of promotion not based wholly on merit.

    Market Power

  • Also, watch for the Uroboros to do a little "degenerating" attack, where it will dissipate completely, and suddenly rebuild itself close to you.

    IGN Complete

  • Also, watch for the Uroboros to do a little "degenerating" attack, where it will dissipate completely, and suddenly rebuild itself close to you.

    IGN Complete

  • The degenerating joints then become "more susceptible to irritation that can result in swelling and decreased performance or increased need for days off," Noy said.

    Will Cholesterol Kill Baseball?

  • The success of such challenges is contingent on whether invested relationships exist between the involved parties; otherwise, disagreements run the risk of degenerating into shouting matches in place of reasonable discourse.

    Chris Stedman: Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

  • The success of such challenges is contingent on whether invested relationships exist between the involved parties; otherwise, disagreements run the risk of degenerating into shouting matches in place of reasonable discourse.

    Chris Stedman: Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

  • It took me back to my late teens and early twenties, when the issue of "women's rights" did seem very pressing, and was the stimulus for many a late-night heated conversation (usually a group, and quite often degenerating into complaints about how someone's boyfriend didn't do the washing up).

    Politics

  • With the Republicans degenerating into the party of uneducated whites, they simply do not have the talent pool needed to run the nation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Hank Paulson on Cantor

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  • JM met an old power plant worker who was degenerating.

    May 25, 2011