Degradation  

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Allegory of the World (1515) from the studio of  Joachim Patinir
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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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  1. 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.
  2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
  3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
  4. A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
  5. The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
  6. Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.




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