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  Definition of debase
  1. corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
  2. lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
  3. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
Similar Words: adulterate, stretch, dilute, alloy, corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect

 

Hyponyms: water down, sophisticate, doctor, doctor up, sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect, lead off, lead astray, whore, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn

 

Grouped Verbs: extend, stretch

 

Derivational Morphology: adulteration, debasement, dilution, adulterant, adulterator, alloy, metal, debaser, degrader, profanation, degradation, libertine, debauchee, rounder, violator, debaucher, ravisher, orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry, demoralization, demoralisation, corruption, subversion, pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate

 

Anagrams: seabed

 

 
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