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Definition of "degraded" []

  • Reduced in rank, dignity, or esteem. (adjective)
  • Having been corrupted or depraved. (adjective)
  • Having been reduced in quality or value. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "degraded" in a sentence
  • "Does your head ache, or do you feel what I call degraded when someone in the office starts talking to you?"
  • "I was sat down and what you call degraded, so to say, for no apparent reason."
  • "It would be a shame if vidders and other cultural critics were forced to work in degraded images."