verb (used with object), de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing.
verb (used without object), de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing.
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They need the right moisture levels and microbes to degrade.
There has also been much speculation about a “million-mile battery” capable of being recharged many more times than current models without degrading.What Tesla’s Battery Day might reveal: Project Roadrunner, Model S Plaid, and more|dzanemorris|September 21, 2020|Fortune
Extreme temperatures, low pressure and radiation can quickly degrade cell membranes and destroy DNA.If bacteria stick together, they can survive for years in space|Jonathan Lambert|September 18, 2020|Science News For Students
The thalattosaur remains show little evidence of being degraded by stomach acid, suggesting the ichthyosaur died shortly after its enormous meal.This ichthyosaur died after devouring a creature nearly as long as itself|Maria Temming|August 20, 2020|Science News
She tested how fast her gel formula would degrade in the sun and wind by applying the gel to a non-bee drone.For teens, big problems may lead to meaningful research|Carolyn Wilke|July 28, 2020|Science News For Students
Now Obama promises to “degrade and destroy” the self-declared Islamic State (or ISIL, or ISIS).Why ISIS Keeps Running Circles Around Us, Just Like Al Qaeda Did Before 9/11|Christopher Dickey|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
U.S. warplanes have already flown more than 100 sorties to degrade ISIS ground forces, and many more bombs are on the way.
The plan to degrade al Qaeda enough so that U.S. forces can leave is already lagging behind schedule.Obama’s Counterterror Plan Has New Doubters: His Own Generals and Spies|Josh Rogin, Kimberly Dozier|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Dioxin” is the dirtiest of dirty words and this designation, like the chemical itself, does not degrade.
Kenneth recognizes the terrible truths of our existence: that gun violence will continue to devastate and degrade everyone.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure|Moral Courage|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You would degrade yourself to my level; and, God knows, mine is a very low level.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Misfortune cannot degrade a man, unless he be intrinsically mean; it rather elevates him.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Let such men become drivers to stage-coaches, but let them not degrade the name of travellers by assuming it to themselves.
But men also humiliate us, degrade us, jeer at, ridicule the miseries that they and their society entail upon us.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
It flashed by like some grand procession of the stage, if one can so degrade its power and reality by the comparison.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell