Meaning of DEGRADATION in English

DEGRADATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ degrədeɪʃ(ə)n ]

( degradations)

1.

You use degradation to refer to a situation, condition, or experience which you consider shameful and disgusting, especially one which involves poverty or immorality.

They were sickened by the scenes of misery and degradation they found...

N-VAR [ disapproval ]

2.

Degradation is the process of something becoming worse or weaker, or being made worse or weaker.

I feel this signals the degradation of American culture.

N-UNCOUNT : with supp

3.

The degradation of land or of the environment is the process of its becoming damaged and poorer, for example because of the effects of pollution, industry, and modern agricultural methods. ( TECHNICAL )

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp

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