Definition of degenerescence in English:


Syllabification: de·gen·er·es·cence
Pronunciation: /diˌjenəˈresəns


  • another term for degeneration.
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    • In this sequence, the choice of degenerescence was the same as in sequence 2.
    • The thicker the cap, the higher the risk of degenerescence.
    • He is legally charged then examined by several psychiatric experts who not only conduct a psychiatric examination, but also measure his anatomy for signs of degenerescence.


mid 19th century: from French dégénérescence, from dégénérer 'to degenerate'.

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