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English noun: debasement

1. debasement (state) being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating


Broader (hypernym)impureness, impurity

2. debasement (act) changing to a lower state (a less respected state)


Broader (hypernym)change of state

Narrower (hyponym)abasement, animalisation, animalization, barbarisation, barbarization, bastardisation, bastardization, brutalisation, brutalization, constipation, corruption, deadening, dehumanisation, dehumanization, demoralisation, demoralization, humiliation, impairment, popularisation, popularization, profanation, stultification, subversion, vulgarisation, vulgarisation, vulgarization, vulgarization

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