To lose quality, gradual breakdown, outlive one's usefulness.
eg.2 crag's sexlife degenerated after mongdog tore his groin up.
A degenerate is a person who has declined, as in morals or character, from a type or standard considered normal.
To fall from grace, to degrade, to become corrupt, to lose good or admirable qualities.
Describing someone or something who has lost their good qualities and has become undesirable or even abnormal.
Your boyfriend ran off with another woman and took your best jewelry?! Why, that degenerate-!
JC: Who? Bush? That degenerate was bitching about absolutly nothing. Who the fuck voted for him?
Normal Person: No man, the Raiders suck. Get a job.
2. (noun) drunken loser
3. (noun) AFFECTIONATE TERM FOR A FRIEND WHO SMOKES A LOT OF WEED JUST LIKE YOU DO & WOULDN'T TURN DOWN A BEER EITHER, NOW THAT YOU MENTION IT.
(This last definition is important but nobody else mentions it)
Stoner #1 (entering room): Whoah, you been doin' bong hits the whole time I was gone?
Stoner #2: Yeah, I needed an eye-opener, man.
Stoner #1: You degenerate!
Stoner #2: You're the degenerate!
Stoner #1: I know, man. We're BOTH degenerates.
(They slap each other five affectionately.)