degraded

adjective de·grad·ed \ -ˈgrā-dəd \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of degraded

1 : reduced far below ordinary standards of civilized life and conduct
2 : characterized by degeneration of structure or function

degradedly

adverb

Examples of degraded in a Sentence

  1. many observers deplored the fact that the city's festivities for Mardi Gras had become a degraded, drunken celebration

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First Known Use of degraded

1643

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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