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Word: degradation

Definition: humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank


Sentences Containing 'degradation'

Adding to the process of social degradation of women in that period was the devaluation of the reproduction of labor.
All this time I was working at Murdstone and Grinby's in the same common way, and with the same common companions, and with the same sense of unmerited degradation as at first.
By promoting the ubiquitin-mediated degradation of CFTR, Cif is able to phenocopy cystic fibrosis at the cellular level.
Control relays should not be operated above rated temperature because of resulting increased degradation and fatigue.
Degradation by soil microorganisms has not been described.
Degradation is important in biomedicine for many reasons.
Despite this, because of pollution and environmental degradation, diversity has been in decline.
Extensive development in the Passaic River Basin has resulted in flood damages and ecosystem degradation.
Homosexuality was a taboo subject for public discourse, so the "Post" referred to a "house of degradation."
However great their intellectual degradation, the Eloi had kept too much of the human form not to claim my sympathy, and to make me perforce a sharer in their degradation and their Fear.
Imprecise time-alignment is responsible for a major degradation in the quality of sound reproduction.
In my degradation I have not been so degraded but that the sight of you with your father, and of this home made such a home by you, has stirred old shadows that I thought had died out of me.
In recent times some enlightened citizens have come forward to halt the degradation of this beautiful town.
In the development of applications of biodegradable polymers, the chemistry of some polymers including synthesis and degradation is reviewed below.
In this particular case, no interface states are generated and 100% of the Vth degradation may be recovered.
Lord Cochrane was subsequently reinstated, but Coote died a few years after his degradation.
Mirex is highly resistant to microbiological degradation.
Nicotinic acid was first synthesized in 1867 by oxidative degradation of nicotine.
No gentleman, nor even any burgher, who has stock, will submit to this degradation.
Notwithstanding the degradation of price, English wool is said to have been improved considerably during the course even of the present century.
Nuclear sequestration may serve to protect GK from degradation by cytoplasmic proteases.
On a rainy day, even in a gently undulating country, we see the effects of subaerial degradation in the muddy rills which flow down every slope.
One news report later concluded that "a blond playgirl... has thrust Parliament into a state of suspended degradation".
Over the last century there has been a rapid increase in the loss of marine biodiversity and habitat degradation.
Part of this degradation is due to the limited bandwidth used in the telephone systems.
Propanoic acid was first described in 1844 by Johann Gottlieb, who found it among the degradation products of sugar.
Significant degradation of the ecology of the Basin has occurred as a result of extensive erosion at specific locations along the river.
Soil degradation in Canada's biologically sensitive forests as a result of pollution, is one of the most significant cases of degradation in the country.
Symptoms of physical water scarcity include environmental degradation and declining groundwater.
The availability of organic phosphorus to support microbial, plant and animal growth depends on the rate of their degradation to generate free phosphate.
The current state of the river ecosystem reflects the type of long-term degradation often associated with heavily urbanized watersheds.
The degradation exhibits logarithmic dependence on time.
The degradation in the quality of English wool, if not below what it was in former times, yet below what it naturally would have been in the present state of improvement and cultivation, must have been, it may perhaps be supposed, very nearly in proportion to the degradation of price.
The emphasis on the ego defenses and the degradation of the importance of the unconscious led to further consequences for the interpretation of dreams.
The film explores the beauty of the Great Lakes as well as their degradation due to water pollution.
The FinO protein is essential for effective repression, acting by binding to FinP and protecting it from RNase E degradation.
The poorness of the pasture had, in his opinion, occasioned the degradation of their cattle, which degenerated sensibly from me generation to another.
The rise in the price of those other sorts of provisions, therefore, cannot be owing altogether to the degradation of the value of silver.
The rise of their nominal price is the effect, not of any degradation of the value of silver, but of the rise in their real price.
The severity of erosion and stream bank degradation is due in part to the large scale logging that occurs in the river's basin.
The story was of change and apparent progress but also one of environmental degradation.
The use of extracellular vesicles to protect exRNA from degradation is believed to be linked with the use of these containers as a way to transport RNA between cells.
The wholesale seizure and degradation of Church property outraged them, and they formally protested against the introduction of "Luthery."
There are various enzymes such as phosphatases, nucleases and phytase involved for the degradation.
These reductions in population are primarily due to the degradation and loss of habitat.
This degradation, therefore, in the value of the money rents of colleges, has arisen altogether from the degradation in the price of silver.
This destructive method was one of the main causes of coral degradation.
This is the prevailing mechanism for the polymers degradation.
Ubiquilin 4 regulates proteasomal protein degradation.
With the introduction of high K metal gates, a new degradation mechanism appeared.
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