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degrade

verb uk   /dɪˈɡreɪd/ us  

degrade verb (LOSE RESPECT)

[T] to cause people to feel that they or other people have no value and do not have the respect or good opinion of others: Pornography degrades women.

degrade verb (SPOIL)

[T] to spoil or destroy the beauty or quality of something: Every day the environment is further degraded by toxic wastes. [I or T] specialized electronics If the quality of something electrical or electronic degrades or is degraded, it becomes less good or less correct.

degrade verb (CHANGE STRUCTURE)

[I] specialized chemistry (of a substance) to change into a more simple chemical structure: These chemicals quickly degrade into harmless compounds.
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