Definition of degradation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    degradation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌdɛɡrəˈdeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1a situation in which someone has lost all self-respect and the respect of other people the degradation of being sent to prison
  2. 2(technology) the process of something being damaged or made worse environmental degradation
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