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degeneration

Pronunciation: /dɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃən/

Translation of degeneration in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (deterioration) degeneración (feminine), deterioro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] (of tissue, organs) degeneración (feminine)

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