degradation

US [ˌdeɡrəˈdeɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [.deɡrə'deɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.退化;降低;降级;冲刷
  • Web降解;劣化;降格
Plural Form:degradations  
degradation
n.
1.
堕落;落魄,潦倒(的境况)a situation in which sb has lost all self-respect and the respect of other people
the degradation of being sent to prison
被关进监狱的落魄境况
2.
毁坏,恶化(过程)the process of sth being damaged or made worse
environmental degradation
环境恶化