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noun. ['ˌdɛgrəˈdeɪʃən'] changing to a lower state (a less respected state).
- change of state
Rhymes with Degradation
How do you pronounce degradation?
Pronounce degradation as ˌdɛgrəˈdeɪʃən.
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Sentences with degradation
1. Noun, singular or mass
As homeowners, we expect to see signs of wear and degradation as our homes age.
Quotes about degradation
1. The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
- Lucretia Mott
2. So many times I've photographed stories that show the degradation of the planet. I had one idea to go and photograph the factories that were polluting, and to see all the deposits of garbage. But, in the end, I thought the only way to give us an incentive, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet - to see the innocence.
- Sebastiao Salgado
3. The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles, and mean contentment has kept humanity in helpless degradation.
- Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays
noun. ['ˌdɛgrəˈdeɪʃən'] a low or downcast state.