Meaning of DEGRADATION in English

DEGRADATION

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ de-gr ə - ' d ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: circa 1535

1 : the act or process of degrading

2 a : decline to a low, destitute, or demoralized state b : moral or intellectual decadence : DEGENERATION

– deg · ra · da · tive \ ' de-gr ə - ˌ d ā -tiv \ adjective

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