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degenerative

[dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending to degenerate.
2.
characterized by degeneration.

Origin:
1840–50; degenerate + -ive

nondegenerative, adjective
undegenerative, adjective
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degenerative (dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtɪv)
 
adj
(of a disease or condition) getting steadily worse

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degenerative
from L. degenerat-, pp. stem of degenerare (see degenerate) + -ive.
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degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn'ər-ə-tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.

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