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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.) To be or grow worse than one was originally; hence, to be inferior; to grow poorer, meaner, or more vicious; to decline in good qualities; to deteriorate.

2. (a.) 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.

3. (v. i.) To fall off from the normal quality or the healthy structure of its kind; to become of a lower type.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

de-jen'-er-at: Only in Jeremiah 2:21, where Judah is compared to a "noble vine" which it "turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine." It represents Hebrew curim = "stray" or "degenerate (shoots)," from cur = "to turn aside," especially to turn aside from the right path (Greek pikria, literally, "bitterness").

5351. phtheiro -- to destroy, corrupt, spoil
... [This root (-) literally means "waste away" (degenerate), "moving from a level
(quality, status) to a form.]. Word Origin from a prim. ...
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1311. diaphtheiro -- to destroy utterly, to spoil, corrupt
... 1311 (from 1223 , "thoroughly," which intensifies 5351 , "defile, corrupt") -- properly,
corrupt, degenerate (disintegrate); waste away by the decaying ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5494. sur -- degenerate
... sur. 5495 . degenerate. Transliteration: sur Phonetic Spelling: (soor) Short
Definition: degenerate. Word Origin the same as sur, qv. degenerate ...
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5493. sur -- to turn aside
... root Definition to turn aside NASB Word Usage abolished (1), avoid (1), beheaded*
(1), cut off (1), degenerate (1), depart (45), departed (7), deposed (1 ...
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The First Blast to Awake Women Degenerate.
... THE FIRST BLAST TO AWAKE WOMEN degenerate. To promote a woman to beare rule,
superioritie, dominion or empire aboue any realme, nation ...
/.../knox/the first blast of the trumpet/the first blast to awake.htm

Through the Fall and Revolt of Adam, the Whole Human Race Made ...
/.../calvin/the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 1 through the fall.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John x. 30, "I and the Father are One. ...
... all ages? Should He who hath no beginning of time, beget a son, different
from That which Himself is, beget a degenerate son? Hear ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxxix on the words.htm

Paracelsus {13}
... That fixed idea might degenerate"did, alas! degenerate"into wild self-conceit,
rash contempt of the ancients, violent abuse of his opponents. ...
/.../kingsley/historical lectures and essays/paracelsus 13.htm

The Holy Spirit Convincing the World of Sin, Righteousness, and ...
... Nay, some in words professedly deny it, though their works too, too plainly
prove them to be degenerate sons of a degenerate father. ...
/.../selected sermons of george whitefield/the holy spirit convincing the.htm

On the Words of the Gospel, John ix. 4 and 31, "We must Work the ...
... No. What then is that which the Siloa Himself saith, the Sent Himself, the Son Himself,
the Only Son Himself, whom thou complainest of as degenerate? ...
/.../sermons on selected lessons of the new testament/sermon lxxxv on the words.htm

The Family Bible.
... Take this book from the family, and she will degenerate into a mere conventionalism,
marriage into a "social contract;" the spirit of mother will depart ...
/.../philips/the christian home/chapter viii the family bible.htm

The Shaking of the Heavens and the Earth (Preached at the Chapel ...
... Are we to degenerate into a lazy and heartless scepticism, which, under pretence
of liberality and charity, believes that everything is a little true ...
/.../kingsley/the water of life and other sermons/sermon vi the shaking of.htm

Of the Necessity of Divine Influences to Produce Regeneration in ...
... valuable and important, when considered in subserviency to the gracious design of
recovering apostate man from the ruin of his degenerate state"without which ...
/.../practical discourses on regeneration/discourse vii of the necessity.htm

Philippians ii. 11-May
... The Word who was God did not degenerate into man, nor was His substance changed,
but he appeared as a man; not to delude us with a phantom, but to instruct us ...
/.../homily vii philippians ii 11-may.htm

Degenerate (1 Occurrence)
... type. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DEGENERATE. de ... literally, "bitterness").
Multi-Version Concordance Degenerate (1 Occurrence). ...
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Degrade (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (vi) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a
family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of ...
/d/degrade.htm - 7k

Potter (14 Occurrences)
... Foreign influence is lost. The types which survive degenerate. ... (5) Roman and
Saracenic. Degenerate forms persisting till the present time. ...
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Pottery (11 Occurrences)
... Foreign influence is lost. The types which survive degenerate. ... (5) Roman and
Saracenic. Degenerate forms persisting till the present time. ...
/p/pottery.htm - 27k

Language (112 Occurrences)
... and thirdly, as the vernacular of Mohammed and his followers, the classical tongue
of that religious system which is the offspring of a degenerate Judaism and ...
/l/language.htm - 101k

Imagery (5 Occurrences)
... zodiacal character. The worship of the planets was in vogue at the time
of the prophet among the degenerate Israelites. IMAGERY. im ...
/i/imagery.htm - 10k

Tradition (13 Occurrences)
... Peter (1 Peter 1:18) uses this word with reference to the degenerate Judaism
of the "strangers scattered" whom he addresses (Comp. ...
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... Reclining was a luxurious habit imported from foreign countries by the degenerate
aristocracy in the days of the later prophets (Amos 2:8; Amos 6:4). Still, we ...
/t/triclinium.htm - 8k

Rust (7 Occurrences)
... a rusty appearance, as plants. 9. (vi) To degenerate in idleness; to become
dull or impaired by inaction. 10. (vt) To cause to contract ...
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Desire (565 Occurrences)
... The literal translation "to lose in value," "to degenerate," would be more
in harmony with the context than the translations offered. ...
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