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English definition of “debase”

debase

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈbeɪs/ us  
to reduce the quality or value of something: Some argue that money has debased football. Our world view has become debased. We no longer have a sense of the sacred. debase the coinage/currency to lower the value of a coin by making it from a less valuable metal
debasement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
(Definition of debase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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