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- 1. degeneracy, degeneration, decadence, decadency, abasement, degradation, abjection
- usage: the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
- 2. corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction, immorality
- usage: moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity"; "Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction"
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