HyperDic: debasement

English > 2 senses of the word debasement:
NOUNstatedebasement, adulterationbeing mixed with extraneous material
actdebasement, degradationchanging to a lower state (a less respected state)
debasement > pronunciation
Soundsdahbey'smahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > debasement: 2 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningmixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating.
Synonymadulteration
Broaderimpurity, impurenessThe condition of being impure
Spanishadulteración, degradación, desnaturalización
Catalanadulteració
Verbsdebasecorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
English > debasement: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningchanging to a lower state (a less respected state).
Synonymdegradation
Narrowerbarbarization, barbarisationAn act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
bastardization, bastardisationAn act that debases or corrupts
brutalization, brutalisation, animalization, animalisationAn act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
corruption, subversionDestroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty
dehumanization, dehumanisationThe act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
demoralization, demoralisationDestroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
humiliation, abasementdepriving one of self-esteem
popularization, popularisation, vulgarization, vulgarisationThe act of making something attractive to the general public
profanationdegradation of something worthy of respect
stultification, constipation, impairment, deadeningThe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
vulgarization, vulgarisationThe act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
Broaderchange of stateThe act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics / characteristics
Spanishdegradación
Catalandegradació, enviliment
Verbsdebasecorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

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