that degrades; debasing; humiliating:
degrading submission.
verb (used with object), degraded, degrading.
to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt:
He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor.
to lower in character or quality; debase.
to reduce (someone) to a lower rank, degree, etc.; deprive of office, rank, status, or title, especially as a punishment:
degraded from director to assistant director.
to reduce in amount, strength, intensity, etc.
Physical Geography. to wear down by erosion, as hills.
Compare aggrade.
Chemistry. to break down (a compound, especially an organic hydrocarbon).
verb (used without object), degraded, degrading.
to become degraded; weaken or worsen; deteriorate.
Chemistry. (especially of an organic hydrocarbon compound) to break down or decompose.
causing humiliation; debasing
(transitive) to reduce in worth, character, etc; disgrace; dishonour
(transitive) (diːˈɡreɪd). to reduce in rank, status, or degree; remove from office; demote
(transitive) to reduce in strength, quality, intensity, etc
to reduce or be reduced by erosion or down-cutting, as a land surface or bed of a river Compare aggrade
(chem) to decompose or be decomposed into atoms or smaller molecules


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