- 1 1.1 [Militar/Military] to demote 1.2 (envilecer) to degrade estas prácticas degradan al ser humano these practices are degrading to human beings 1.3 (empeorar) [calidad/valor] to diminish el suelo está excesivamente degradado the soil is too impoverished 1.4 [Química/Chemistry] [compuesto] to degrade
degradarse v pron
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.