Definition of degraded
1 : reduced far below ordinary standards of civilized life and conduct
2 : characterized by degeneration of structure or function
Examples of degraded in a Sentence
many observers deplored the fact that the city's festivities for Mardi Gras had become a degraded, drunken celebration
Recent Examples of degraded from the Web
Certainly, this past season was a disaster even by the Knicks’ degraded standards.
The aquifer faces threats of degraded water quality and reduced water quantity.
These new episodes are still homage-heavy, especially the opening scene, with its degraded film stock and nods to a grind-house/Hal Needham aesthetic.
Thousands who gave the last full measure of the devotion, to borrow the words of President Abraham Lincoln, had found themselves in a degraded final resting place at Poplar Grove.
Take the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, under which the EPA seeks to work with the states and Canada to restore degraded lakeshore areas.
The report calls for restoring many degraded Sierra meadows to act as sponges to store cold water that would trickle into streams in summer and fall when fish struggle to find enough.
In all, the district has 474,000 square feet of degraded lead paint inside its schools -- enough to cover all floors of Powell's City of Books, which takes up an entire city block, seven times.
At the same time, Atwood loves to entertain notions of how degraded our future might become, and what effect that might have on the human race.
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