degradation (Meaning)

Wordnet

degradation (n)

changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

a low or downcast state

Webster

degradation (n.)

The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.

The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.

Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.

A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.

The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.

Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.

degradation Sentence Examples

  1. Environmental degradation poses a significant threat to the planet's ecosystems and biodiversity.
  2. Continuous exposure to sunlight can lead to the degradation of certain types of plastics.
  3. The degradation of soil quality is a pressing concern for sustainable agriculture.
  4. Rapid urbanization often results in the degradation of natural habitats for wildlife.
  5. Chemical pollutants can cause the degradation of water quality in rivers and lakes.
  6. Social degradation occurs when communities lack access to basic services and opportunities.
  7. Overfishing can contribute to the degradation of marine ecosystems and the decline of fish populations.
  8. Political corruption can lead to the degradation of democratic institutions and undermine trust in government.
  9. The degradation of historical monuments and cultural sites diminishes our collective heritage.
  10. Climate change exacerbates the degradation of natural resources, leading to more frequent and severe environmental disasters.

FAQs About the word degradation

changing to a lower state (a less respected state), a low or downcast stateThe act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from

declination,deterioration, decline, destruction, downgrade, downfall, degeneration, devolution, ebb, reduction

development, evolution,development, rise, growth, rise, advancement, ascent, advancement, growth

Environmental degradation poses a significant threat to the planet's ecosystems and biodiversity.

Continuous exposure to sunlight can lead to the degradation of certain types of plastics.

The degradation of soil quality is a pressing concern for sustainable agriculture.

Rapid urbanization often results in the degradation of natural habitats for wildlife.