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degrade
used in A Christmas Carol

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Definition
to decrease the value of something
  • No change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so horrible and dread.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (97% in)
degradation = decrease in quality

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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