Definition of eugenic in US English:

eugenic

adjective

  • See eugenics

    • ‘The Nazis were hardly prudes on matters sexual, and their eugenic obsessions prompted a liberal code of rules and mores on procreation.’
    • ‘For people such as Fisher, who was a leading figure in the American eugenics movement, the eugenic program of race improvement was the central concern.’
    • ‘The Eugenics Review reflected the broad cross-section of eugenic interpretations of demography and degeneration.’
    • ‘The eugenic and Social Darwinism programs are morally repugnant, but seem to be based on Darwinian evolutionary facts.’
    • ‘As more people can derive benefits from the use of genetic information to guide reproductive decisions eugenic practices will become very widespread.’

Pronunciation

eugenic

/juˈdʒɛnɪk//yo͞oˈjenik/