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degraded is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of degraded in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but now that's been degraded there's no …”

meanings of degraded


  1. Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
  2. Feeling or having undergone degradation; deprived of dignity or self-respect.
  3. Having steps; said of a cross whose extremities end in steps growing larger as they leave the centre; on degrees.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of degrade.

degraded frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word degraded occurs in english on average 1.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics degraded can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that degraded can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

3) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with degraded


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