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Degradation

Deg`ra`da´tion
n.1.The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
2.The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
The . . . degradation of a needy man of letters.
- Macaulay.
Deplorable is the degradation of our nature.
- South.
3.Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
The development and degradation of the alphabetic forms can be traced.
- I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
4.(Geol.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
5.(Biol.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
The degradation of the species man is observed in some of its varieties.
- Dana.
6.(Physiol.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
Degradation of energy
(Physics) the transformation of energy into some form in which it is less available for doing work.
Noun1.degradation - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
Synonyms: debasement
2.degradation - a low or downcast state; "each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
Synonyms: abasement, abjection

DEGRADATION, punishment, ecclesiastical law. A censure by which a clergy man is deprived of his holy orders, which he had as a priest or deacon.

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