Definitions for debasedɪˈbeɪs
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