Debase

Definition of Debase

De`base´
v. t.1.To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth, dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime; to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar words.
[imp. & p. p. Debased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Debasing.]
The coin which was adulterated and debased.
- Hale.
It is a kind of taking God's name in vain to debase religion with such frivolous disputes.
- Hooker.
And to debase the sons, exalts the sires.
- Pope.

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