cheapen (part of speech: verb)
ruin (part of speech: noun)
- It would encourage too many colonists to come, increase metals production, spoil prices, cheapen his claims. - "Comet's Burial", Raymond Zinke Gallun.
- I recommend that, keeping in view all these considerations, the increasing and unnecessary surplus of national income annually accumulating be released to the people by an amendment to our revenue laws which shall cheapen the price of the necessaries of life and give freer entrance to such imported materials as by American labor may be manufactured into marketable commodities. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
- It is not managed by peppering the surface with animated dialogue, by making the characters break into talk when they really have nothing to contribute to the subject; the end of this is only to cheapen and discredit their talk when at length it is absolutely required. - "The Craft of Fiction", Percy Lubbock.