• (British) IPA: /dɪˈɡɹeɪdəd/


  1. Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.
    • The Netherlands […] were reduced practically to a very degraded condition.
  2. (biology) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
    • Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons.
  3. (heraldry, not comparable) Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees.
Synonyms Verb
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of degrade

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