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degrade

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈɡreɪd/
NO RESPECT to treat someone without respect and as if they have no value: They think the advert degrades women.Humiliating and degrading
DAMAGE to damage the quality or condition of somethingHumiliating and degradingDeteriorating and making worse
degradation
 
 
/ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃən/ noun [U]
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