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debased

[ dih-beyst ]
/ dɪˈbeɪst /
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adjective
lowered in quality, character, or value: Part of the reason for the rise in commodities and oil is the debased dollar.Even in the debased conditions of wartime, people had dreams of a beautiful future.
lowered in rank, dignity, or significance: In the 1800s, many people considered show business to be a debased profession.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of debase.
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OTHER WORDS FROM debased

de·bas·ed·ness [dih-bey-sid-nis, -beyst-], /dɪˈbeɪ sɪd nɪs, -ˈbeɪst-/, nounun·de·based, adjective

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