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degradation

deg·ra·da·tion

degradation

 
 
pronunciation:
de gr deI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of degrading, or the condition of being degraded.
Marriage to this man, an actor, brought about her degradation in the eyes of her aristocratic family.
antonyms:
advancement, elevation, exaltation
definition 2: in geology, the wearing away of land surfaces by erosion.
similar words:
rot