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v. de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing, de·grades
1. To lower in quality or value; make inferior or less valuable: land that was degraded by overgrazing; a virus that degrades the computer's performance.
2. To lower in dignity; dishonor or disgrace: seemed to feel that he was degrading himself in accepting the invitation. See Synonyms at debase.
3. To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
4. Geology To lower or wear away by erosion or weathering.
5. To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
1. To fall to a lower rank or status.
2. To undergo degradation; decompose: a chemical that degrades rapidly.

[Middle English degraden, from Old French degrader, from Late Latin dēgradāre : Latin dē-, de- + Latin gradus, step; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

de·grad′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.degrader - a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
vulgariser, vulgarizer - someone who makes something vulgar
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