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used in The Lovely Bones

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to degrade (decrease) the purity, quality, or status of something — often morality or metals
  • At Fairfax Brian and Clarissa clung to each other, exploiting what had happened to them, using my father's debasement as a varnish of cool they could coat themselves with by retelling throughout the school what had happened that night in the cornfield.
    Chapter Thirteen (2% in)
debasement = degradation (treatment as though of less value)
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