De*gen"er*a*cy (?), n. [From Degenerate, a.]


The act of becoming degenerate; a growing worse.

Willful degeneracy from goodness. Tillotson.


The state of having become degenerate; decline in good qualities; deterioration; meanness.

Degeneracy of spirit in a state of slavery. Addison.

To recover mankind out of their universal corruption and degeneracy. S. Clarke.


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