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Definitionto degrade (decrease) the purity, quality, or status of something — often morality or metals
- How could she, Ellen's daughter, with her upbringing, have sat there and listened to such debasing words and then made such a shameless reply?3.19 (96% in)
- Drink and dissipation had done their work on the coin-clean profile and now it was no longer the head of a young pagan prince on new-minted gold but a decadent, tired Caesar on copper debased by long usage.5.63 (7% in)
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