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degradation

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noun deg·ra·da·tion \ˌde-grə-ˈdā-shən\

Simple Definition of degradation

  • : the act or process of damaging or ruining something

  • : the act of treating someone or something poorly and without respect

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of degradation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of degrading

  2. 2 a :  decline to a low, destitute, or demoralized state b :  moral or intellectual decadence :  degeneration

degradative

play \ˈde-grə-ˌdā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of degradation in a sentence

  1. <English teachers bemoaning the degradation of the language that e-mail and instant messaging have allegedly brought about.>

  2. <the belief that moral degradation is an unmistakable sign of a nation in decline>



Circa 1535

First Known Use of degradation

circa 1535


Medical Dictionary

degradation

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noun deg·ra·da·tion \ˌdeg-rə-ˈdā-shən\

Medical Definition of degradation

  1. :  change of a chemical compound to a less complex compound

degradative

\ˈdeg-rə-ˌdāt-iv\play adjective




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