Definitions for "DEGENERATE"
Having become worse than one's kind, or one's former state; having declined in worth; having lost in goodness; deteriorated; degraded; unworthy; base; low.
To be or grow worse than one's kind, or than one was originally; hence, to be inferior; to grow poorer, meaner, or more vicious; to decline in good qualities; to deteriorate.
a person who has declined from a high standard, especially a sexual deviate; -- usually used disparagingly or opprobriously of persons whose sexual behavior does not conform to the norms of accepted morals.
Keywords:  fallen, evil, sneering, beg, homer
Less conspicuously admirable than one's ancestors. The contemporaries of Homer were striking examples of degeneracy; it required ten of them to raise a rock or a riot that one of the heroes of the Trojan war could have raised with ease. Homer never tires of sneering at "men who live in these degenerate days," which is perhaps why they suffered him to beg his bread -- a marked instance of returning good for evil, by the way, for if they had forbidden him he would certainly have starved.
a person or thing that has fallen from a higher to a lower state, or reverted to an earlier type or stage of development or culture.
a person who has started playing World of Warcraft but hasn't fallen victim to its evil trap
An example of a definition that stretches the definition to an absurd degree. A degenerate triangle is the "triangle" formed by three collinear points. It doesn't look like a triangle, it looks like a line segment. A parabola may be thought of as a degenerate ellipse with one vertex at infinity. Degenerate examples are often used to test the general applicability of formulas or concepts. Many of the formulas developed for triangles apply to degenerate triangles as well.
a homosexual lacking the respect of his peers primarily because of gross sex acts, e.g., necrophilism.
A person whose abnormalities go way beyond the average actions of heterosexual or homosexual intercourse
Keywords:  healthy, fall, kind, quality, lower
To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a lower type.
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Keywords:  energy
Of the same energy.