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degrade

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degrade/dɪˈgreɪd/verb
degradesdegradeddegrading
degrade
/dɪˈgreɪd/
verb
degradesdegradeddegrading
Learner's definition of DEGRADE  
[+ object]  : to treat (someone or something) poorly and without respect
[+ object]  : to make the quality of (something) worse
technical  : to cause (something complex) to break down into simple substances or parts
[+ object]
[no object]

— degrading

adjective,[more degrading; most degrading]
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