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verb     degrade pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledegrading
past tensedegraded
past participledegraded
  1. 1
    [transitive] to treat someone in a way that makes them stop respecting themselves or that makes other people stop respecting them
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to make something worse

    Under no circumstances can the quality of nursing be allowed to be degraded.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] science if a substance degrades, it separates into the different substances that it consists of

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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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