Meaning of “degeneration” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “degeneration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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degenerationnoun [ U ]

us /dɪˌdʒen·əˈreɪ·ʃən, ˌdi-/

the process of becoming worse:

X-rays showed some degeneration of bone.

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