Adjective degenerate has 1 sense
  1. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast - unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
    Antonym: moral (indirect, via immoral, amoral)
    Antonyms: amoral, unmoral (indirect, via moral, immoral)
,Noun degenerate has 1 sense
  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    --1 is a kind of reprobate, miscreant
    --1 has particulars:
     fetishist; masochist; nymphomaniac, nympho; pederast, paederast, child molester; pedophile, paedophile; sadist; sadomasochist; satyr, lecher, lech, letch; sodomite, sodomist, sod, bugger
,Verb degenerate has 1 sense
  1. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
    --1 is one way to worsen, decline
    Derived forms: noun degeneration2, noun degeneration1
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