[ dih-bey-ser ]
/ dɪˈbeɪ sər /
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a person or thing that reduces the quality, value, rank, or significance or someone or something:Known for his profanity-laced rants, the speaker delights in his reputation as a debaser of the public discourse.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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