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Synonyms for degrade

Synonyms for degrade

to lower in rank or grade

to deprive of esteem, self-worth, or effectiveness

to lower in character or quality

Synonyms for degrade

reduce the level of land, as by erosion


reduce in worth or character, usually verbally

lower the grade of something

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Obama directed his national security team to continue intensifying ongoing efforts to degrade and destroy Daesh, including by working with American partners to increase its military cooperation.
SA061 were able to degrade phenanthrene, naphthalene and xylene.
Essentially, Orban posits that Voltair degrades the audio quality of radio in order to do a better job of picking up a station's watermark.
Some bacteria can produce enzyme which can degrade AHL molecules and it can be found in the same habitat with quorum sensing bacteria [6].
According to a senior government official, all providers and suppliers of oxo-biodegradable additives EoAC" ingredients that will enable plastic bags to degrade quickly EoAC" need to be verified and approved by Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) before they can deal with plastic manufacturers and traders.
We all could use an upgrade, but Sinbad decided to degrade all women of color who wear weaves.
Pleurotus ostreatus ATCC 32,783 was chosen based on its ability to selectively degrade the hemicellulose and lignin fractions in lignocellulosic substrates (Hadar et al.
Marine adhesive proteins stick to wet and irregular surfaces, bind very strongly, and degrade very little, but are burdensome and costly to synthesize; soy proteins are abundant, renewable, and affordable, but are relatively weak and easily degraded.
Roper (1998, 2004) isolated wax-degrading bacteria from soils (including water repellent soils) and showed that these bacteria produce biosurfactants which appear to be responsible for their potential to degrade waxes that cause water repellency.
APPLICATION: Photocatalysis on Ti[O.sub.2] is a feasible treatment method to degrade COD and toxicity in wastewaters when the initial COD is less than 500 mg/L.
University of California (Oakland, CA) has patented a method using a two-hybrid system to screen for agents that modulate the ability of a cell to degrade or to accumulate a metabolic product or to selective kill a cell or to selectively express a gene or cDNA in a cell that has a defect in its ability to degrade or to accumulate a metabolic product.
Dirt, metal oxides and other contaminates can really degrade your antenna.
You may not degrade or harm your child or treat him or her inhumanely while administering a beating.
An attempt in this paper has been made to isolate potent microorganisms that degrade the plastic materials from the mangrove sediment.