Debasement - definition, transcription

Amer.  |dəˈbeɪsmənt|
Brit.  |dɪˈbeɪsmənt|

noun

- being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating (syn: adulteration)
- changing to a lower state (a less respected state) (syn: degradation)

Examples

The governor debased himself by lying to the public.

The holiday has been debased by commercialism.

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