Degeneracy : Definition

Degeneracy

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Definitions of Degeneracy

Pronunciation : De*gen"er*a*cy
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [From Degenerate, a.]
Definition : 1. The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse. Willful degeneracy from goodness. Tillotson.

2. The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness. Degeneracy of spirit in a state of slavery. Addison. To recover mankind out of their universal corruption and degeneracy. S. Clarke.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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