Definition of degradation:
- A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
- Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
- Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
- The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
- The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
- The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
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- "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
- "Candida", George Bernard Shaw.
- "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.