Definitions for degenerativedɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word degenerative

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•gen•er•a•tivedɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. tending to degenerate.

    Category: Pathology

  2. characterized by degeneration.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of degenerative:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. degenerative(adj)

    (of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function

    "degenerative diseases of old age"


  1. degenerative(Adjective)

    Characterized by or causing degeneration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Degenerative(adj)

    undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate


Find a translation for the degenerative definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these degenerative definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"degenerative." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for degenerative?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for degenerative: