Definition of degraded in English:


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Pronunciation: /dɪˈgreɪdɪd


  • 1Treated or regarded with contempt or disrespect: she had felt cheap and degraded
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    • They make lots of city people look very degraded indeed.
    • We take great delight in mocking her vanity, in snickering at her cluelessness, in seeing her degraded by public sex scandal.
    • Whenever we are perpetrators or victims of oppression, we feel diminished, degraded, dehumanized.
  • 1.1Reduced in quality; inferior: it will grow successfully even on degraded land
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    • In the Philippines, for instance, nearly a quarter of cropland is degraded.
    • The pool will continue to function, possibly in a degraded state.
    • By the mid- 1980 s, the land around Muynak was already degraded.

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