Definition of degenerate in English:
- Nor is it good to offer women to butter-bellied Falstaff, too ugly and degenerate to be desirable.
- Their message about humanity is even more degenerate and degraded than that spouted by the previous administration.
- No society's moral vision has ever, surely, been more degenerate than that.
- If the planes pass through the vertex of the cone, the conics are said to be degenerate, otherwise they are not.
- Joining the four points in pairs by lines gives six lines; pairing the six lines in three pairs so that each pair passes through all four points yields the three degenerate conies.
- This point is labelled A 3b, to emphasize that it is a degenerate quadrilateral.
- A set of degenerate states constitutes an energy level.
- For example, the p orbital has three possible angular momentum quantum states that are degenerate (of the same energy) under normal circumstances.
- Energetic frustration arises from the presence of competing interactions, which are degenerate in energy.
- The collapsed core will become a white dwarf, composed of degenerate matter supported by the inability of two electrons to occupy the same space.
- The pressure due to the ions can then be treated as an ideal gas, but the pressure due to the degenerate electrons is much larger and hence the gas obeys a different equation of state.
- The pressure maintained by a body of degenerate matter</m> is called the degeneracy pressure.
- Y chromosomes are genetically degenerate in most organisms studied.
- The coding sequences of most characterized plant retroelements are highly degenerate and are cluttered with stop codons, frameshifts, and deletions.
- A partly degenerate consensus sequence was created from the Aspergillus and Penicillium sequences to evaluate the statistical significance of this alignment.
- Mentally, he probably degenerated to the point where his main concerns are the basic human instincts.
- As a result, innovation has degenerated into developing new electoral tactics.
- Civility is an essential virtue in a free society, for without it, both free market capitalism and liberal democracy risk degenerating into anarchy or repression.
- Example sentences
- This exploration of the trash of the 20th century proposes a more underground and degenerately perverse origin and use of the medium.
- He plasters himself all over the guilty pleasures in which he so degenerately indulges.
- Specifically, electron scattering and transport models are developed for the degenerately doped conditions necessary for very-high-frequency diode operation.
Late 15th century: from Latin degeneratus 'no longer of its kind', from the verb degenerare, from degener 'debased', from de- 'away from' + genus, gener- 'race, kind'.
gender from Late Middle English:
The words gender and engender (Middle English) go back via Old French to Latin genus ‘birth, family, nation’, a word that was reborrowed in the early 17th century for scientific classification, although it had been in use 50 years earlier in logic. In modern French the ‘d’ was lost to produce genre, a word reborrowed in the early 19th century. Generation (Middle English), generate (early 16th century), engender (Middle English), generosity (Late Middle English), genial (mid 16th century), and degenerate (Late Middle English) are all from the same source.
Words that rhyme with degenerateregenerate
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