ETYM Latin degeneratus, p. p. of degenerare to degenerate, cause to degenerate, from degener base, degenerate, that departs from its race or kind; de- + genus race, kind. Related to Kin relationship.
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.
Izrođen, izmetnut, izopačen; pogoršan, koji se nalazi u stanju opadanja. (lat.)
One that is degenerate: as one degraded from the normal moral standard; a sexual pervert; one showing signs of reversion to an earlier culture stage
Telesno i duhovno zakržljao čovek u odnosu na njegove pretke (lat.)
1. 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.
2. To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a baser type.
Izroditi se, izrođavati se, izmetnuti se, izmetati se, izopačiti se, izopačavati se; opadati, propadati, pogoršavati se.
1. Izroditi se, izopačiti se, opadati, propadati;
2. Izgubiti dobre osobine u odnosu na svoje pretke (lat.)