verb (used with object), debased, debasing.
to reduce in quality or value; adulterate:
They debased the value of the dollar.
to lower in rank, dignity, or significance:
He wouldn’t debase himself by doing manual labor.
(transitive) to lower in quality, character, or value, as by adding cheaper metal to coins; adulterate
adjective 1. open to question; in dispute; doubtful: Whether or not he is qualified for the job is debatable. 2. capable of being debated. adjective 1. open to question; disputable 2. (law) in dispute, as land or territory to which two parties lay claim
noun 1. a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in the Senate on farm price supports. 2. a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers. 3. deliberation; consideration. 4. Archaic. strife; contention. verb (used without object), debated, […]
adjective 1. displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched face. 2. corrupted; debased: debauched morals. verb (used with object) 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money. 3. Archaic. to lead away, as […]
verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating. 1. to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely. verb 1. (transitive) to make feeble; weaken