of an inferior quality, worth, value, etc.: The mine yields low-grade silver ore.
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How to use low-grade in a sentence
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’ | Marlow Stern | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had low-grade blood poisoning in her ear from the pin she used to pierce it.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love | Kevin Fallon | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now a third nurse who also worked with the same Ebola patients who infected Romero is exhibiting the same low-grade fever.
To me, being a Jew carries a low-grade paranoia that is both an overreaction and entirely justified, based on history.
The film cuts to a very early, low-grade video of Anna on camera introducing Femen.Femen’s Abusive Patriarch, Victor Svyatski, Exposed in 'Ukraine Is Not a Brothel’ | Marlow Stern | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The seat of a governorship of low grade, like a kaimakamlik, is always a home of oppression in Turkey.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Little by little Peter's table of statistics filled; here a pocket, there a streak, yon a clear ten feet of low-grade ore.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
They were not merely illiterate and untaught, but showed also an extremely low grade of reasoning power.
The people were agriculturists who possessed no low grade of natural material or mental culture.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
The two new low-grade Pennsylvania freight tracks are used only for slow traffic; largely coal and westbound steel empties.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley