1. being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
Syn: ↑adulteration
Derivationally related forms: ↑debase
Hypernyms: ↑impurity, ↑impureness
2. changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
Syn: ↑degradation
Derivationally related forms: ↑debase, ↑degrade (for: ↑degradation)
Hypernyms: ↑change of state

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