(noun, adjective, verb)


1. unrestrained by convention or morality

Similar word(s): immoral, debauched, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, fast, libertine, profligate, riotous

Sentences with degenerate as an adjective:

- The genetic code is degenerate because a single amino acid can be coded by one of several codons.


1. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

Similar word(s): deviant, deviate, pervert

Definition categories: person, miscreant, reprobate

Sentences with degenerate as a noun:

- You are a degenerate, boy. You're a disgrace to your ancestors.


1. grow worse

- Conditions in the slums degenerated

Similar word(s): deteriorate, devolve, drop

Definition categories: body, decline, worsen

Sentences with degenerate as a verb:

- His condition continued to degenerate even after admission to hospital.