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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. unrestrained by convention or morality;
- Example: "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"
- Example: "deplorably dissipated and degraded"
- Example: "riotous living"
- Example: "fast women"
[syn: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast]

2. lowered in value;
- Example: "the dollar is low"
- Example: "a debased currency"
[syn: debased, devalued, degraded]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Degrade \De*grade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Degraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Degrading.] [F. d['e]grader, LL. degradare, fr. L. de- + gradus step, degree. See Grade, and cf. Degree.] 1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer. [1913 Webster] Prynne was sentenced by the Star Chamber Court to be degraded from the bar. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster] 2. To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man. [1913 Webster] O miserable mankind, to what fall Degraded, to what wretched state reserved! --Milton. [1913 Webster] Yet time ennobles or degrades each line. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Her pride . . . struggled hard against this degrading passion. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. (Geol.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down. Syn: To abase; demean; lower; reduce. See Abase. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Degraded \De*grad"ed\, a. 1. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base. [1913 Webster] The Netherlands . . . were reduced practically to a very degraded condition. --Motley. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts. [1913 Webster] Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons. --Dana. [1913 Webster] 3. [Cf. F. degr['e] step.] (Her.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

degraded adj 1: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, profligate, riotous, fast] 2: lowered in value; "the dollar is low"; "a debased currency" [syn: debased, devalued, degraded]