Definition of degeneration in English:

degeneration

Syllabification: de·gen·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /diˌjenəˈrāSHən
 
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noun

  • 1The state or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration: overgrazing has caused serious degeneration of grassland
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    • How does he propose to fix the problem of moral degeneration and cultural decline?
    • Uncontrolled and unplanned tourism has led to natural, cultural and social degeneration inside the so-called host nations.
    • We are not dealing with merely a process of intellectual degeneration.
  • 1.1 Medicine Deterioration and loss of function in the cells of a tissue or organ: degeneration of the muscle fibers
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    • It damages the nerve cells in the brain and causes degeneration, deterioration and gradual loss of function of areas of the brain.
    • Histopathology shows degeneration of the smooth muscle with fibrosis.
    • Radiation therapy for exudative macular degeneration has also been attempted.

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