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degrades

Pieces of lumber which, during rein-spection, prove to be of lower quality than originally classified.
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1 : to lower in character or dignity <Mom feels that dressing animals in costumes degrades them.
This material degrades over time, breaks loose with thermal cycling and the drag of polymer flow, and can make lots of black specks.
The body absorbs most of one novel implant, a patch that can fix heart defects, and it degrades the other, a stent that can prop open a narrowed artery.
a new anaerobic bacterium that degrades fatty acids and benzoate in syntrophic association with hydrogen-using microorganisms.
Exchange servers are not designed for long-term data storage and the performance and stability of Exchange servers degrades in direct proportion to the amount of stored data.
This abuse drastically degrades the cable's electrical performance.
Once Amber softens, degrades herself and learns some rudimentary Robinson Crusoe-isms, we're supposed to dig her as much as noble Giuseppe does.
According to the presenters, the study confirmed the theory that moisture degrades the sand's binder to binder and sand to binder bond.
In our tests, MnP in-vitro degrades 2,4-DCP and so does LiP, but lacchase in-vitro doesn't seem to have any great effect.
As DNA degrades, the volume of testable material becomes smaller and more difficult to analyze.
One possible explanation has been that those bacteria produce an enzyme that degrades the traps.
Drying too hot degrades the resin and can cause black specks or a color change.