Origin of degradation
Examples from the Web for self-degradation
A self-degradation, my friend, which to the utmost removes the mind from God.
Then he wrote a few lines to the superintendent and enclosed his self-degradation.A Singer from the Sea|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
For what is called "sowing wild oats" is nothing more nor less than self-degradation to any young man.Successward|Edward W. Bok
In the first days of my self-degradation, I had ceased to see Mary.The Two Destinies|Wilkie Collins
Stella had already begun the process of self-degradation by writing secretly to Winterfield.The Black Robe|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for self-degradation
Word Origin and History for self-degradation
1530s, from French dégradation (14c., Old French degradacion), from Medieval Latin degradationem (nominative degradatio), noun of action from past participle stem of degradare (see degrade).