Definition of degraded in English:

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Pronunciation: /diˈɡrādid/


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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Syllabification: de·grad·ed

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