Definitions for debasedɪˈbeɪs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word debase
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to reduce in quality or value.
to lower in rank or dignity.
Origin of debase:
1555–65; de - +base2; cf. abase
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
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