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verb [intransitive] British English pronunciation: degenerate /dɪˈdʒenəreɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydegenerate
he/she/itdegenerates
present participledegenerating
past tensedegenerated
past participledegenerated

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  1. to become worse

    The demonstration soon degenerated into violence.

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