Definition of debase verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    debase

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪˈbeɪs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they debase
     
    he / she / it debases
     
    past simple debased
     
    -ing form debasing
     
     
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  1. 1debase somebody/something to make someone or something less valuable or respected synonym devalue Professional sports are being debased by commercial sponsorship.
  2. 2 debase something to lower the value of a country's coins by reducing the quantity of valuable metal in them
 
noun [uncountable]
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