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DEGENERATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does degenerative mean? 

DEGENERATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DEGENERATIVE has 1 sense:

1. (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function

  Familiarity information: DEGENERATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


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DEGENERATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1degenerative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function

Context example:

degenerative diseases of old age

Similar:

chronic (being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering)


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