Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. degradatio, from degradare,: cf. F. dégradation,. See Degrade
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. dégrader—L. de, down, and gradus, a step. See Grade.
The Nation will touch the lowest tide-mud of its degradation within the next few years.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
The senses could refine, and the intellect could degrade.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
And yet there is not one of these faculties, capacities and powers that is useless, or, in itself, evil or degrading.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
There are women who are by accident more degraded physically.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
Were these withheld, his degrading occupation would of course cease.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
He might be hectored, bullied, cheated even, but he hardly felt himself degraded too.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The belief in transmigration of souls is implicit, and this is used to keep woman in a most degraded condition.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Captivity may hold and make more fierce, but cannot degrade, the lion.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
The isolated household is responsible for a large share of woman's ignorance and degradation.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
I found the district a very degraded one.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
I've seen the Southern members rave,
And in their places swear,
Because some poor, degraded slave
Had offer'd them a prayer!
"I've Seen" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Still worse, a moral degradation
Thus cradled, vitiates the race;
Among the rising generation
A lust for slaughter grows apace.
"Bird Slaughter" by John Lawson Stoddard
While purer spirits pin'd away
By mental suff'ring faded,
'Twas theirs to keep a thornless way,
With hearts and minds degraded.
"Stanzas." by Eliza Acton
Ye fair, be warn'd by Dolly's fate,
Who, 'stead of being married,
Was doom'd to a degraded state--
Where she was born was buried.
"The Lover" by William Hutton
"Thou art right," he answered lowly,
As a youth should sneak a maid;
"Like thyself, thy word is holy;
Love is hate, if it degrade.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
He climbed up degradation's hill,
Two hundred and fifty years;
And over the Israelitic rills,
He waded through heartaches and tears.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Some of the latest high-power RF transistors claim notable ruggedness ratings, allowing them to operate into severe load mismatches at full power without damage or even performance degradation.
The twin-reactor power plant has been shut down since January because of rapid degradation of tubes within four replacement steam generators .
In one to five years, degrades into biomass compost.
According to a recent Greenpeace study, major global fashion labels are using toxic chemicals in the production of their clothing, which occurs mainly in China, that leads to environmental degradation.
The Port Neches- Groves (Texas) Independent School District has sued the company that installed turf on its football field, alleging that the surface began degrading and wearing down after only two years of use.
From mold, to mice, to moisture, the JFK Library and Museum in Boston is trying to save its collection of Hemingway 's incoming letters from the different types of damage that have been degrading the batch as it ages.
The drought not only reduced the effectiveness of soil-residual herbicides , but the lack of rainfall also slowed the rate of herbicide degradation.
It seems more Christian to honor the election than to degrade it.
He is currently detained under degrading and inhumane conditions that are illegal and immoral.
Diversity is important, but giving someone an advantage beyond his experience degrades the applicant and the hirer.
The Meadowlands area, which was once comprised of pig farms and swamps, became a dumping ground in the 1960s, leading to pollution and environmental degradation.
Try to avoid causes for signal degradation if you're looking into setting up wireless access points in your home's exterior.
) The iris can also lose color if the stroma pigment degrades.
Treated with disregard, however, wood will soften and degrade.
There are chapters on solid film lubricants , condition monitoring for industrial equipment and the degradation and analysis of used oil in service, subjects not well covered by the Lubrication Engineer's Manual.
This minimizes radioactive background as well as energy loss in the passive elements which will degrade energy resolution.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
It is relatively easy to delete cell-walls from the Voronoi tessellation, which allows us to quantitatively investigate how the presence of partially open cells degrades the foam stiffness.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
BER performance through the inverted medium equals that of the same system with vaccum medium and the degradation is less than 0.1 db.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
BER degradation of the vaccum system in this example, in comparison to the ideal system is about 3 db.
On Superluminal Propagation and Information Velocity
CsI light guides do not give notice-able degradation.
Studies of Prototype CsI(Tl) Crystal Scintillators for Low-Energy Neutrino Experiments