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Word of the day for September 22
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  1. (transitive) To lower, as in condition in life, office, rank, etc., so as to cause pain or hurt feelings; to degrade, to depress, to humble, to humiliate.
  2. (transitive, archaic) To lower physically; to depress; to cast or throw down; to stoop.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To lower in value, in particular by altering the content of alloys in coins; to debase.
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