Pronunciation: (di-jen'ur-u-sē), [key]
1. degenerate state or character.
2. the process of degenerating; decline.
3. degenerate behavior, esp. behavior considered sexually deviant.
4. Physics.the number of distinct quantum states of a system that have a given energy.
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