Meaning of DEGRADATION in English

DEGRADATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌde-grə-ˈdā-shən ]

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 ˈde-grə-ˌdā-tiv adjective

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