Meaning of DEGRADATION in English

DEGRADATION

deg ‧ ra ‧ da ‧ tion /ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable and countable] an experience or situation that makes you feel ashamed and angry:

a life of poverty and degradation

2 . [uncountable] the process by which something changes to a worse condition

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.