degenerescence

noun

de·​gen·​er·​es·​cence
də̇ˌgenəˈresᵊn(t)s,
(ˌ)dēˌ-
plural -s
: the process of becoming degenerate

Word History

Etymology

French dégénérescence, from dégénérer to degenerate (from Latin degenerare) + -escence

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“Degenerescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/degenerescence. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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