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Noun
The act or state of degrading or being degraded
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“In years past, our ancestors endured the degradation of prejudice and discrimination, yet they retained their dignity.”
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A change to a lower or inferior state or level
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“This can only lead to a degradation in the quality and speed of assistance to vulnerable workers.”
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A lowering of moral standards and behavior
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“This mental process, advancing from step to step, terminates in moral degradation and anarchy.”
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The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation
“For the literati of this dynasty, cutting one's hair was considered a degradation of one's dignity as a scholar.”
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Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value
“When a forest is cleared, the soil begins to erode which leads to land degradation.”
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A sudden failure of an institution, person or undertaking
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“The defect or degradation of law is the degradation of government.”
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That which damages, or the state of damaging, the quality or purity of something
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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Lack of moral principles
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Dry rot
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The quality of being remorseful
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The process by which something is changed from its original state to one regarded as erroneous
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The action of deposing someone, especially a monarch
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The act of forcing a person to engage in unwanted lascivious activity, especially intercourse
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