degraded

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See degrade and compare French degré (step).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

degraded (comparative more degraded, superlative most degraded)

  1. Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.
    • 1856, John Lothrop Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic
      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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dana and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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.

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VerbEdit

degraded

  1. simple past tense and past participle of degrade