degraded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See degrade and compare French degré step.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

degraded ‎(comparative more degraded, superlative most degraded)

  1. Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.
    The Netherlands [] were reduced practically to a very degraded condition. — Motley.
  2. (biology) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
    Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons. — Dana.
  3. (heraldry) Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees.

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Verb[edit]

degraded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of degrade