Degraded
Degraded De*grad"ed, a. 1. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base. [1913 Webster]

The Netherlands . . . were reduced practically to a very degraded condition. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts. [1913 Webster]

Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons. --Dana. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. F. degr['e] step.] (Her.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees. [1913 Webster]


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  • Degraded — Degrade De*grade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Degraded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Degrading}.] [F. d[ e]grader, LL. degradare, fr. L. de + gradus step, degree. See {Grade}, and cf. {Degree}.] 1. To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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