名词:debasement 动词过去式:debased 过去分词:debased 现在分词:debasing 第三人称单数:debases
1 lower the quality, status or value of (sth) 降低（某物的）质量、地位或价值
*Sport is being debased by commercialism. 体育运动的价值受商业化影响而逐渐下降.
* You debase yourself by telling such lies. 你说这些谎话就降低了身分.
2 lower the value of (coins) by using less valuable metal in them 降低（硬币的）价值（减少含贵金属的成色）.
to make someone or something lose its value or people's respect
The medical profession has been debased by these revelations.
actors who debased themselves by participating in the show
debase a currency/coinage
(=reduce its value)
>debasementn [U and C]