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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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Accordingly, we have decided not to add processing to Optimods that directly manipulates the Nielsen watermark signal because we expect that any such effort would degrade audio quality and would soon be rendered obsolete by Nielsen's encoder improvements.
The ability to track syntrophic populations that produce and consume [H.sub.2] (and/or acetate) in complex anaerobic microbial communities that degrade chlorinated aromatic compounds is also useful because of the key roles that these populations play in sustaining biodegradation of the parent compounds (Becker et al.
"The cores begin to degrade as moisture accumulates on or is absorbed into the core or core wash coating."
Thus, a greater amount of ZDP is present in the system during impulse testing, which will degrade the elastomer faster and to a greater extent than on the vehicle due to the smaller volume of fluid in a vehicle power steering system.
The fungus's role in paper processing comes from its ability to degrade lignin, which must be removed from wood in converting it to paper, says Michael Gold, head of OGI's department of chemical and biological sciences.
They degrade more slowly below that temperature, but they can still degrade," she said.
Without the gene, the bacteria didn't degrade the NETs and were quickly killed by cultured neutrophils.
Drying too hot degrades the resin and can cause black specks or a color change.
Isolation and characterization of a sulfate-reducing bacterium that anaerobically degrades alkanes.
This compression of an already compressed voice signal degrades voice clarity.
Using the same polyester in an MDI-BD system we can see the polyester also degrades more rapidly than the analogous polyether system.
The team discovered an enzyme in the soil fungus Beauveria brongniartii that degrades wool fibers.
The mineral-oil filler, which transfers pressure from the surface diaphragm to the strain gauge, gradually degrades when exposed to high temperatures.
Yet, as additional servers are added, streaming performance per system degrades requiring a complex addition of switches, RAID controllers, software, and disks, as well as bringing the need to employ data replication techniques to maintain data access.
A team of environmental researchers has found that for some insecticides, one mirror-image variant, or enantiomer, is more toxic or degrades more slowly in the environment than its counterpart does.