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synonyms for degenerative

  • backward
  • deteriorating
  • regressive
  • retrogressive
  • declinatory
  • depressive
  • dwindling
  • frittering
  • deleterious
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antonyms for degenerative

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  • improving
  • progressive
  • expanding
  • growing
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How to use degenerative in a sentence

Those photoreceptor cells are the first to die in the degenerative disease.
A GENE-BASED THERAPY PARTIALLY RESTORED A BLIND MAN’S VISIONTINA HESMAN SAEYMAY 24, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
CTE is a degenerative disease caused by repetitive hits to the head that is commonly associated with contact sports, including football.
AUTOPSY OF EX-NFL PLAYER WHO FATALLY SHOT SIX PEOPLE AND HIMSELF TO INCLUDE CTE STUDYGLYNN A. HILLAPRIL 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
McKee observed what she says are “all the classic signs” of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the degenerative brain disease associated with the repeated blows to the head common in football and boxing.
MORE FOOTBALL LEADS TO WORSE CTE, SCIENTISTS SAY. CONSIDER NFL GREAT WILLIE WOOD.RICK MAESEMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Caldwell has several service-related injuries and other disabilities, his attorney said, including injuries to his shoulders, degenerative lumbar disc disease and chronic knee pain.
THE FEDS SAY HE’S AN EXTREMIST LEADER WHO DIRECTED RIOTERS. HE ALSO HAD TOP-SECRET CLEARANCE AND WORKED FOR THE FBI, ATTORNEY SAYS.KATIE SHEPHERDFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The star of the feature-length Climbing Blind, Jesse Dufton, leads the trad route—but with the additional challenge of not being able to see it, as he was born with a degenerative eye disease that’s left him basically only able to perceive light.
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Any epithelial cell may be so granular from degenerative changes that the nucleus is obscured.
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As with the grown woman, so with the child, the degenerative form of hysteria makes those subject to it untrustworthy witnesses.
THE SEXUAL LIFE OF THE CHILDALBERT MOLL
What influences of a degenerative nature are likely to affect them?
EMBRYOLOGYGERALD R. LEIGHTON
But, as will presently be shown, a change of direction cannot take place at every stage of the degenerative process.
EVOLUTION IN MODERN THOUGHTERNST HAECKEL
The condition, moreover, has a tendency to set into action degenerative tendencies latent in the liver and kidneys.
DEGENERACYEUGENE S. TALBOT
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