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degrading

adjective

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degrading

verb
present participle of degrade

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1 to bring to a lower grade or rank
  • the view that such a system degrades doctors to the status of medical employees who ultimately are not in charge of their patients' health care

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The first known use of degrading was circa 1540

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“Degrading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/degrading. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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