pass from a higher to a lower type or condition
having become worse in comparison with a former state
"Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
"deplorably dissipated and degraded"
"Her condition deteriorated"
"Conditions in the slums degenerated"
"The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
The degenerate representatives of a once noble institution.
出自： J. A. Froude
A..yellow, vulpine bitchsa degenerate descendant of the Saluki family.
出自： J. Raban
When men degenerate, and by sinne put off the nature of man.
出自： T. Taylor
We never ought to allow our instincts of justice to degenerate into mere vindictiveness.
出自： J. K. Jerome
A complicated metaphysical digression that began badly and degenerated towards the end.
出自： H. G. Wells
A road which degenerated into a farm track.
出自： I. Murdoch
The wide paved road degenerated into a narrow bumpy track.