Medical Dictionary

degrade

vt de·grade \di-ˈgrād\
de·grad·edde·grad·ing

Medical Definition of DEGRADE

:  to reduce the complexity of (a chemical compound) by splitting off one or more groups or larger components :  decompose <cellulose is degraded by the action of some bacteria>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo chemical degradation

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