What does degraded mean?

Definitions for degraded
dɪˈgreɪ dɪdde·grad·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fastadjective

    unrestrained by convention or morality

    "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"

  2. debased, devalued, degradedadjective

    lowered in value

    "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency"


  1. degradedadjective

    Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.

    The Netherlands were reduced practically to a very degraded condition. uE000187236uE001 Motley.

    Etymology: See degrade and compare degré step.

  2. degradedadjective

    Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.

    Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons. uE000187237uE001 Dana.

    Etymology: See degrade and compare degré step.

  3. degradedadjective

    Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees.

    Etymology: See degrade and compare degré step.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Degraded

    of Degrade

    Etymology: [Cf. F. degr step.]

  2. Degradedadjective

    reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base

    Etymology: [Cf. F. degr step.]

  3. Degradedadjective

    having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts

    Etymology: [Cf. F. degr step.]

  4. Degradedadjective

    having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees

    Etymology: [Cf. F. degr step.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. degraded

    In heraldry, means placed upon steps or degrees.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of degraded in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of degraded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of degraded in a Sentence

  1. Peter Fitzgerald:

    If you are a non-leveraged investor who is not going to be shaken out of markets, you need to have an overweight allocation to risk assets in today’s world where the value of money is being degraded, you are at the early stages of a new cycle.

  2. Kamal Nawash:

    In addition to degrading and objectifying women, posing naked may actually be counterproductive to supporting women’s rights. Those opposing equality for women, will just point to the naked women and argue to the parents of the nation that it is their traditional values that prevent their daughters from being degraded and objectified as women, this will be a powerful argument because most parents do not want to see their daughters posing naked.

  3. Mike Pompeo:

    Delaying this shipment could cause degraded systems and a lack of necessary parts and maintenance that could create severe airworthiness and interoperability concerns for our key partners, during a time of increasing regional volatility, these national security concerns have been exacerbated by many months of Congressional delay in addressing these critical requirements, and have called into doubt our reliability as a provider of defense capabilities, opening opportunities for State Mike Pompeo to exploit.

  4. Lisa Murkowski:

    It has also become clear some of my colleagues intend to further politicize this process, and drag the Supreme Court into the fray, while attacking the Chief Justice, i will not stand for nor support that effort. We have already degraded this institution for partisan political benefit, and I will not enable those who wish to pull down another.

  5. Thophane Nicolas:

    Cat mummies have been found in very large quantities sometimes in extremely degraded states and reduced to the state of accumulation of bones.

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    To cause to become
    • A. summon
    • B. abash
    • C. render
    • D. abase

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