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English definition of “debase”

debase

verb [T]     /dɪˈbeɪs/
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.Deteriorating and making worse debase the coinage/currency to lower the value of a coin by making it from a less valuable metalValue and price decreases debasement     /-mənt/ noun [U] Deteriorating and making worse
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