Degeneracy De*gen"er*a*cy, n. [From {Degenerate}, a.] 1. The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse. [1913 Webster]

Willful degeneracy from goodness. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness. [1913 Webster]

Degeneracy of spirit in a state of slavery. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

To recover mankind out of their universal corruption and degeneracy. --S. Clarke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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