degradation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/
singulardegradation
pluraldegradations
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a situation or condition that makes someone feel ashamed and makes people lose respect for them

    the misery and degradation of extreme poverty

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of changing into a worse condition

    environmental degradation