Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: the process by which energy becomes less available for doing work — compare conservation of energy, dissipation of energy
You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
Share degradation of energy
Resources for degradation of energy
degradation of energy
Comments on degradation of energy
What made you want to look up degradation of energy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to clear from alleged fault or guilt
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Vocab Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
What exactly is the 'it' being sufficed?
Taking a usage peeve to task
You can't shut them up, but you can label them
The complaint comes first; the suit follows.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Another round of challenging vocab!
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
The dictionary has been scrambled—can you put it back together?