degradation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"degradation" in British English

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degradationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌdeɡ.rəˈdeɪ.ʃən/

degradation noun [U] (DESTRUCTION)

the ​process in which the ​beauty or ​quality of something is ​destroyed or ​spoiled: environmental degradation

degradation noun [U] (LOSS OF RESPECT)

formal the ​situation in which ​people are made to ​feel they have no ​value: the ​misery and degradation of ​prisonlife
(Definition of degradation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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degradationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌdeɡ·rəˈdeɪ·ʃən/
the ​process by which something is made ​worse, esp. the ​quality of ​land: One of the ​effects of ​environmental degradation is the ​absence of ​fish in that ​river.
(Definition of degradation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “degradation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 玷污, 损害,危害…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玷污, 損害,危害…
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