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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Tending to degenerate; of the nature of degeneration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.

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  • adjective Characterized by or causing degeneration.

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

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

Etymologies

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degenerate +‎ -ive

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