Meaning of DEGRADATION in English

DEGRADATION

(~s)

1.

You use ~ 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 ~ 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 ~ of American culture.

N-UNCOUNT: with supp

3.

The ~ 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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