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debased Syllabification: de·based
Pronunciation: /diˈbāst/

Definition of debased in English:


Reduced in quality or value: the debased traditions of sportsmanship
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  • Economic transactions would then be conducted through barter rather than via the medium of a debased script.
  • On stage, he becomes an archetypal embodiment of the debased American dream.
  • They came from all directions, travelling on roads known only to a few mad or debased souls.

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