Definition of Degraded

1. Adjective. Unrestrained by convention or morality. "Fast women"




2. Adjective. Lowered in value. "A debased currency"
Exact synonyms: Debased, Devalued
Similar to: Low

Definition of Degraded

1. a. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.

Definition of Degraded

1. Adjective. Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect. ¹

2. Adjective. (biology) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts. ¹

3. Adjective. (heraldry) Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees. ¹

4. Verb. (past of degrade) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Degraded

1. degrade [v] - See also: degrade

Medical Definition of Degraded

1. 1. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base. "The Netherlands . . . Were reduced practically to a very degraded condition." (Motley) 2. Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts. "Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons." (Dana) 3. [Cf. F. Degre step. Having steps; said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; termed also on degrees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Degraded

deglycosylated
deglycosylates
deglycosylating
deglycosylation
deglycosylations
degout
degouts
degradabilities
degradability
degradable
degradational
degradations
degradative
degrade
degraded (current term)
degraded wetland
degradedly
degradement
degrader
degraders
degrades
degrading
degradingly
degradomics
degradosome
degradosomes
degranulate
degranulated
degranulates

Literary usage of Degraded

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Delinquent Child and the Home by Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, Edith Abbott (1912)
":1; 'V/- CHAPTER VI THE CHILD FROM THE degraded HOME: THE PROBLEM OF DEGENERACY MORE ... ness, immorality, obscene and vulgar language, filthy and degraded ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1823)
"Though still of tender age, thou wert for six tedious years the degraded, but not the subdued victim of this satyr in human shape ! ..."

3. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"... by a second sentence, adjudged him re-fallen into heresy, and incorrigible, and therefore to be degraded and deposed. 6. The Order of hit Degradation. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"... and, at length, Paul of Samosata was degraded from his episcopal character, by the sentence of seventy or eighty bishops, who assembled for that purpose ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"... and of their really degraded position, we say, at once, that their auge is hopeless, their treatment just, and titt increased persecution would only be ..."

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