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1. (de-jen´er-āt) to change from a higher to a lower form.
2. (de-jen´er-it) characterized by degeneration.


(dē-jen'ĕr-āt), Negative or pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
1. To pass to a lower level of mental, physical, or moral state; to fall below the normal or acceptable type or state.
2. Below the normal or acceptable; that which has passed to a lower level.


1. Medicine Characterized by degeneration, as of tissue, a cell, or an organ.
2. Biology Having lost one or more highly developed functions, characteristics, or structures through evolution: a degenerate life form.
3. Genetics Relating to or being a gene that has multiple codons for the same amino acid.
intr.v. (-ə-rāt′) degener·ated, degener·ating, degener·ates
To undergo degeneration.

de·gen′er·ate·ly adv.
de·gen′er·ate·ness n.


noun A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term for a person who engages in an excess of sensual pleasures, especially sexual.


1. (dē-jenĕr-āt) To pass to a lower level of mental, physical, or moral state; to fall below the normal or acceptable type or state.
2. (de-jen'ĕr-ăt) Below the normal or acceptable; that which has passed to a lower level.

Patient discussion about degenerate

Q. Is bipolar degenerative? Does it get worse with age? What can I do with this? Is bipolar degenerative? Does it get worse with age? I am with type II but I get in to severe depression at times. My mania is in short spurts but increasing in intensity. What can I do with this?

A. Thank you for sharing your experience richguys... I hope that you find a treatment soon that eleviates the symptoms you have been experiencing... I'll be thinking about you.

Q. Is degenerative disc disease and arthritis the same thing? My husband was recently in a auto accident at work. They did a CT Scan of his head and neck. The doctor said that the CT Scan found that he has arthritis in his neck. After receiving the report ourselves to take to another doctor it reads: "There is minimal early degenerative disc disease with osteophyte formation predominately at C5-6. " My husband never had a problem with his neck before the accident

A. I was suffering from pain for 2 years and undergoing numerous test for causes when a trip to a neurologist for migraines gave me an answer. FINALLY! This was in July of this year so I am still learning and finding out about fibromyalgia but I do know in the last couple of years there has been a greater acceptance BUT there are still a lot of doctors not being supportive (from experience and talking with others) and the public in general can be unaccepting b/c you look healthy, seem to be healthy and they can not understand why you are in pain that "can't be explained!" I encourage suffers of fibro to find support within their peers! it really helps to talk to people that understand! That's what brought me to this site to start with and I am so glad I found it!

Q. I am interested in information on working with fibromyalgiaI am having problems just coping at home! I have had 2 c-spine surgeries in 2 years, have degenerative disc disease, maigrains with nuurological tendencies, fatigue, deppression and fibromyalgia. I can't stand for long , sit for long, just making it through my daily life is stressful enough how do people manage to work? I have been off since August of last year but wan to feel well enough so I can return to the working world, Any suggestions? Tried Lyrica, doctor took me off the side affects for me were terrible!

A. I had a cervical spinal fusion, C4-5,C5-6 and a SLAP repair of my left shoulder. Initially after the fusion the headaches and tinlging went away and then 4 months later, while in a PT work conditioning prorgam, the headaches returned, along with nausea, vomiting and vertigo. My doctor basically ignored the symptoms for the last 5 months and I was finally referred to a neurologist who is treating me with Lyrica and Imitrex. The side effects are brutal and it has come done to living with the headaches and other symptoms vs. living in a fog unable to function. I have come to realize that there is no magic "fix" and all the meds mask the stymptoms temporarily but it's a tradeoff when you consider the side effects and possible long term health issues from meds such as Lyrica that have no research as far as long term health conditions. I found a natural remedy called Headache Free and I'm giving it a try.....good luck because I know exactly how debilitative these symptoms are

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(2017) defined the degenerate Stirling numbers of the second kind as follows:
Caption: Below: View of "Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937," 2014, Neue Galerie, New York.
If [X.sub.i];, i = 1,2, ..., n, degenerate to random variables, the result in Theorem 26 degenerates to the form
If the molten metal is held for an extended period after magnesium treatment and inoculation, both degenerate graphite and primary carbides can occur in the structure.
This book introduces readers to global Carleman estimates for a class of parabolic operators that may degenerate at the boundary of the space domain, in the normal direction to the boundary.
They had been branded "un-German" by propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels and were part of the Nazis' Degenerate Art exhibition, which opened in Munich and then travelled to 11 other cities in Germany and Austria to show people corrupt art that was deemed un-Aryan by Hitler.
In a shot peening operation, the shot will break or degenerate into unacceptable shapes and sizes.
He plays an unlucky nobody mistaken for a degenerate who owes money to the two biggest gang bosses in town.
The latter has eyes during its early embryonic stage, but they quickly degenerate. The cave-dwelling fish do, however, have larger jaws, more teeth, and a greater number of taste buds than their sighted relatives do.
His soup cans and Jell-O could degenerate into the kids' favorite foods.
Muscled out A study in worms suggested that during aging, the nervous system stays intact but muscles degenerate (162: 260).
Unfortunately, the director of Guatemala's national folkloric dance company, Julia Vela, still informs visitors that no Mayan dance companies exist in the country, and that if they did, they would exist in a terribly degenerate state.