Definitions for debasement

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word debasement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulteration, debasement(noun)

    being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating

  2. degradation, debasement(noun)

    changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

Wiktionary

  1. debasement(Noun)

    The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.

  2. debasement(Noun)

    The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debasement(noun)

    the act of debasing or the state of being debased

Freebase

  1. Debasement

    Debasement is the practice of lowering the value of currency. It is particularly used in connection with commodity money such as gold or silver coins. A coin is said to be debased if the quantity of gold, silver, copper or nickel is reduced.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debasement in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debasement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Stimson:

    We must never forget, that under modern conditions of life, science, and technology. All war has been greatly brutalized, and that no one who joins in it, even in self-defense, can escape becoming also in a measure brutalized. Modern war cannot be limited in its destructive method and the inevitable debasement of all participants… A fair scrutiny of the last two World Wars makes clear the steady intensification of the weapons and methods employed by both, the aggressors and the victors. In order to defeat the Japanese aggression, we were forced, as Admiral Nimitz has stated, to employ a technique of unrestricted warfare, not unlike that which 25 years ago was the proximate cause of our entry into World War I. In the use of strategic air power the Allies took the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians in Germany and Japan…. We as well as our enemies have contributed to the proof that the central moral problem is war and not its methods, and that a continuance of war will in all probability end with the destruction of our civilization.

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