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degradation

[ deg-ruh-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛg rəˈdeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act of degrading.
the state of being degraded.
Physical Geography. the wearing down of the land by the erosive action of water, wind, or ice.
Chemistry. the breakdown of an organic compound.
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Origin of degradation

1525–35; <Late Latin dēgradātiōn- (stem of dēgradātiō), equivalent to dēgradāt(us) (past participle of dēgradāre to degrade) + -iōn--ion

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degradation
/ (ˌdɛɡrəˈdeɪʃən) /

noun
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