corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
"debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase(verb)
corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.
To lower in position or rank.
To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
to reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth, dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime; to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar words
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-bās′, v.t. to lower: to make mean or of less value: to adulterate.—adj. Debased′, degraded: (her.) reversed.—n. Debase′ment, degradation.—adj. Debas′ing, tending to lower or degrade.—adv. Debas′ingly. [L. de, down, and base, low.]
sea bed, seabed
The numerical value of debase in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of debase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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