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as in:  degraded the quality

The factory degrades local air quality.
  to decrease the value of something
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degradation degrades degrade degraded degrading degrader degradations
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  • The factory degrades local air quality.
  • I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
    Booker T. Washington
  • And do you think you can injure and degrade yourself, and I not feel it?
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Such praise coming from so degraded a source, was degrading to me, its recipient.

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  • There is scarcely anything that can wound the pride or degrade the character of an independent nation which we do not experience.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  Federalist Papers
  • Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
    Frederick Douglass
  • I wished we did not have to degrade the house with our modern jig-tunes, so out-of-place and unromantic.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • I have no position to lose, and no name to degrade.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  No Name
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Associated words [difficulty]:   degrade [2]
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