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In this degenerative illness, patients lose the function of the left half of their brain.Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine Explores Creativity for Capitalists|Casey Schwartz|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I learned that he had a degenerative disease and might not live long enough even to finish his Ph.D. degree.
The cop had read a newspaper story about Lanza, and had a teenage son who was slowly going blind from a degenerative eye disease.
He was elevated by hope for an antidote to what felt like a toxic, degenerative condition.
Neuropathic or degenerative conditions sometimes serve to accentuate or reveal ancestral traits that are very ancient in the race.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
That the patient can be classed as one having a degenerative soil is not at all certain in this case.
Let us now endeavor to illustrate what he means by this degenerative soil giving rise to these psychoses.
To avoid other complications he chose female drunkards in whom no other degenerative features were evident.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
One can call these "degenerative" and consider them as an expression of hereditary deterioration.Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex|Sigmund Freud