Definition of Degradation in English :

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Degradation meaning in English

Meaning of Degradation in English

Pronunciation of Degradation in English

Degradation pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of degradation


1. debasement, degradation

changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

2. abasement, abjection, degradation

a low or downcast state

Example Sentences:
'each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of degradation
the act of degrading or the state of being degraded
a state of degeneration, squalor, or poverty
some act, constraint, etc, that is degrading
the wearing down of the surface of rocks, cliffs, etc, by erosion, weathering, or some other process
5. chemistry
a breakdown of a molecule into atoms or smaller molecules
6. physics
an irreversible process in which the energy available to do work is decreased
7. Roman Catholic Church
the permanent unfrocking of a priest

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see synonyms of degradation
a degrading or being degraded in rank, status, or condition
a degraded condition
3.  Geology
the lowering of land surfaces by erosion
4.  Roman Catholic Church
laicization of a cleric, imposed as a penalty

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of degradation
1. The act or process of degrading.
2. The state of being degraded; degeneration.
3. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
4. Geology A general lowering of the earth's surface by erosion or weathering.
5. Chemistry Decomposition of a compound, especially complex substances such as polymers and proteins, by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.

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