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degenerative

[dih-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /dɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to degenerate.
2.
characterized by degeneration.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; degenerate + -ive
Related forms
nondegenerative, adjective
undegenerative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for undegenerative

degenerative

/dɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
(of a disease or condition) getting steadily worse
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Word Origin and History for undegenerative

degenerative

adj.

1846; see degenerate + -ive.

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undegenerative in Medicine

degenerative de·gen·er·a·tive (dĭ-jěn'ər-ə-tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, causing, or characterized by degeneration.

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