disbase

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dis- +‎ base. Compare debase.

VerbEdit

disbase (third-person singular simple present disbases, present participle disbasing, simple past and past participle disbased)

  1. (obsolete) To debase or degrade.
    Nor you nor your house were so much as spoken of before I disbased myself. — Ben Jonson.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 19:11