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English definition of “degrade”

degrade

verb [T] (REDUCE) /dɪˈɡreɪd/
to reduce the quality of something: degrading water/air quality degraded sound quality The state is funding projects to restore degraded wetlands. chemistry, physics A substance that degrades changes to chemical structures that are more simple.
(Definition of degrade verb (REDUCE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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