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verb [intransitive] degenerate pronunciation in British English /dɪˈdʒenəreɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydegenerate
he/she/itdegenerates
present participledegenerating
past tensedegenerated
past participledegenerated
  1. to become worse
    The demonstration soon degenerated into violence.
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 degenerate pronunciation in British English /dɪˌdʒenəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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