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    debase

    debase - Dictionary definition and meaning for word debase

    Definition
    (verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Example Sentence
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
    Definition
    (verb) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    Synonyms : alloy
    Definition
    (verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    Synonyms : adulterate , dilute , load , stretch
    Example Sentence
    • adulterate liquor
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for debase

de(means without)+base..so think of someone /something without having any base or value. the boss has called for a wild party.(highly unlikely...would have to be an awsome boss)....

imagine a building having no base will be lower in quality

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very similar to abase

debase=In this base if the person not having basics he is always in lower position in class soo ....debase=to lower

Debase - sounds like "Thebase" remember the non-existent process of "The basing" which is process to take objects to a lower value.

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