Self-degradation



noun
1.
the act of degrading.
2.
the state of being degraded.
3.
Physical Geography. the wearing down of the land by the erosive action of water, wind, or ice.
4.
Chemistry. the breakdown of an organic compound.
noun
1.
the act of degrading or the state of being degraded
2.
a state of degeneration, squalor, or poverty
3.
some act, constraint, etc, that is degrading
4.
the wearing down of the surface of rocks, cliffs, etc, by erosion, weathering, or some other process
5.
(chem) a breakdown of a molecule into atoms or smaller molecules
6.
(physics) an irreversible process in which the energy available to do work is decreased
7.
(RC Church) the permanent unfrocking of a priest

degradation deg·ra·da·tion (děg’rə-dā’shən)
n.
Progressive decomposition of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.

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