debase
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈbeɪs/
Verb

debase (debases, present participle debasing; past and past participle debased)

  1. (transitive) To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To lower in position or rank.
  3. (transitive) To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
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