Student Thesaurus

One entry found for degeneration.
Entry Word: degeneration
Function: noun
Text: 1 a change to a lower state or level <the organization's degeneration from a movement for political reform to just another political party> -- see DECLINE 2
2 a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body <the troubling degeneration of his memory since he reached middle age> -- see DECLINE 1
3 a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior <the general degeneration that characterized so many old mining towns, which had only drinking and gambling for entertainment> -- see CORRUPTION 2