名词:degrader 动词过去式:degraded 过去分词:degraded 现在分词:degrading 第三人称单数:degrades
grad=to walk（行走） 变化型 gress
1 [Tn] cause (sb) to be less moral and less deserving of respect 贬低（某人）; 降低（某人）的身分; 使（某人）丢脸
*degrade oneself by cheating and telling lies 因欺骗和说谎而降低自己的身分
* I felt degraded by having to ask for money. 我出于无奈向别人要钱而自觉有失尊严.
2 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr] (chemistry or biology 化或生) (cause sth to) become less complex in structure （使某物）降解, 分解, 退化
*degrade molecules into atoms 将分子降解为原子.
to treat someone without respect and make them lose respect for themselves
a movie that degrades women
degrade yourself (by doing sth)
How can you degrade yourself by writing such trash?
to make a situation or the condition of something worse
The dolphin's habitat is being rapidly degraded.
[I and T]technical
if a substance, chemical etc degrades, or if something degrades it, it changes to a simpler form
1. He held that a man of learning, if he does not wish to degrade himself, must never cease to participate in public affairs — he must not shut himself up in his study or laboratory and shun the social and political struggles of the day. 他认为，一个有学问的人，除非他自甘落伍，应该从不停止参加公众活动——他不能把自己关在书房或实验室中，逃避现实社会和政治斗争。
2. You degrade yourself when you tell a lie. 你撒谎时就贬低了自己。