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degrade
used in
The War of the Worlds
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degrade
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • Strange mind of man! that, with our species upon the edge of extermination or appalling degradation, with no clear prospect before us but the chance of a horrible death, we could sit following the chance of this painted pasteboard, and playing the "joker" with vivid delight.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: her comments were degrading
as in: degraded the quality
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