What does debase mean?

Definitions for debasedɪˈbeɪs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word debase.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. debase, alloy(verb)

    lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

  3. 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

    "adulterate liquor"


  1. debase(Verb)

    To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.

  2. debase(Verb)

    To lower in position or rank.

  3. debase(Verb)

    To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debase(adj)

    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

  1. Debase

    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.]

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Anagrams for debase »

  1. sea bed, seabed

  2. Sea bed

  3. Seabed


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debase in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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