degrade / dɪˈgreɪd or, for 3, diˈgreɪd /


degrade2 个定义

v. 有主动词 verb

de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing.

  1. to lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt: He felt they were degrading him by making him report to the supervisor.
  2. to lower in character or quality; debase.
  3. to reduce to a lower rank, degree, etc.; deprive of office, rank, status, or title, especially as a punishment: degraded from director to assistant director.
v. 无主动词 verb

de·grad·ed, de·grad·ing.

  1. to become degraded; weaken or worsen; deteriorate.
  2. Chemistry. to break down or decompose.

degrade 近义词

v. 动词 verb

shame, humiliate


  1. They need the right moisture levels and microbes to degrade.
  2. There has also been much speculation about a “million-mile battery” capable of being recharged many more times than current models without degrading.
  3. Extreme temperatures, low pressure and radiation can quickly degrade cell membranes and destroy DNA.
  4. The thalattosaur remains show little evidence of being degraded by stomach acid, suggesting the ichthyosaur died shortly after its enormous meal.
  5. She tested how fast her gel formula would degrade in the sun and wind by applying the gel to a non-bee drone.
  6. Now Obama promises to “degrade and destroy” the self-declared Islamic State (or ISIL, or ISIS).
  7. U.S. warplanes have already flown more than 100 sorties to degrade ISIS ground forces, and many more bombs are on the way.
  8. The plan to degrade al Qaeda enough so that U.S. forces can leave is already lagging behind schedule.
  9. “Dioxin” is the dirtiest of dirty words and this designation, like the chemical itself, does not degrade.
  10. Kenneth recognizes the terrible truths of our existence: that gun violence will continue to devastate and degrade everyone.
  11. You would degrade yourself to my level; and, God knows, mine is a very low level.
  12. Misfortune cannot degrade a man, unless he be intrinsically mean; it rather elevates him.
  13. Let such men become drivers to stage-coaches, but let them not degrade the name of travellers by assuming it to themselves.
  14. But men also humiliate us, degrade us, jeer at, ridicule the miseries that they and their society entail upon us.
  15. It flashed by like some grand procession of the stage, if one can so degrade its power and reality by the comparison.