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English definition of “-degree”

-degree

suffix     /-dɪ.ɡriː/
used with an ordinal number to show how serious something is: She suffered first-/second-/third- degree (= least serious / serious /very serious ) burns on her legs .US He's being charged with first- degree (= the most serious type of) murder .Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of -degree suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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