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Definition of Degradation

Degradation

  1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
  2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
  3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
  4. A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
  5. The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
  6. Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.

Degradation Quotations

Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they've spent time in and around the ocean, and they've personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet's blue heart.
Sylvia Earle

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.
Abu Bakr

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi

Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns.
Ban Ki-moon

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
Patrick Henry
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Degradation Translations

degradation in German is Absetzung {f}, Degradierung
degradation in Norwegian is degradering
degradation in Swedish is nedbrytning
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