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English definition of “degenerate”

degenerate

noun [C]     /dɪˈdʒen.ər.ət/ US  /-ɚ-/ formal disapproving
someone with low standards of behaviour : They're just moral degenerates with no sense of decency .Morally wrong and evilDishonest
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