Translation of degrade in Spanish:

degrade

degradar, v.

Pronunciation /dəˈɡreɪd//dɪˈɡreɪd/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(debase)

      degradar
      she felt degraded se sentía degradada
      • to degrade oneself rebajarse
      • The squandering of funds and reported misuse of the resources have already degraded the personality of the hero that the movie wants to depict.
      • We also believe that practically any country that degrades women or any country that cuts them off from the vital life of the country is making a very big mistake.
      • I'm not into computer games, or that teacher, or talking about teachers, or degrading women.
      • That is because poverty degrades individuals and robs them of dignity and worth.
      • He is just offended by an incongruous adaptation, which, in his opinion, undermines his own concept by degrading his heroine.
      • ‘I felt degraded by being sacked,’ he later explained.
      • Imperialism, which has always been chummy with and supportive of its fascist kin, will play its historical role in degrading the people, dividing the society, and destroying the nation.
      • Working for a low minimum wage should not even be considered ‘honest work’ because the experience degrades you.
      • Usually she refuses to think in terms of male and female, saying, for instance, ‘pornography degrades men just as much as it does women’.
      • The Peer said: ‘We are degraded by what is being done in our name.’
      • These are really two entirely different problems: lack of encouragement is not the same as someone degrading you as a person or telling you your project will never work.
      • Besides the racial slur, it degrades the character of the mother.
      • And our soldiers are degraded and insulted on their own soil.
      • One of the main reasons I believe its illegal is because many people see it as a very wrong thing to do, it degrades women and turns them into objects.
      • A criminal might deserve to be tortured; we refuse to torture him nonetheless, because to do so degrades us.
      • And second, we are killing, we are degrading our heroes, and that is a mistake.
      • They degrade members of our community who provide us with services.
      • Our Dace Hall music culture, which is saluted by the youth, is one that frequently degrades women in its lyrics as well.
      • You sound like an intelligent woman, however, your use of foul language degrades you and anyone else who uses it.
      • And both are scared of reality TV - ostensibly because it degrades people, but actually because it shoves real, imperfect people in the faces of hoity-toity reactionary and liberal alike.

    • 1.2Military

      (official/officer) degradar
      • He was degraded from the grandeeship and exiled to the Philippines.
      • He was degraded from his orders, and being even in danger of assassination, took refuge with Douglas of Longniddry, and there remained until the end of 1545
      • It degrades from the equal rank of Citizens all those whose opinions in Religion do not bend to those of the Legislative authority.
      • He was degraded from his dukedom in 1399, and was beheaded in January of the following year for conspiring against Henry IV.

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    • 2.1Technology
      (impair)

      distorsionar
      • Diamonds, symbols of eternity, are not forever - they will eventually degrade to worthless graphite.
      • And if we make it so tough that quality of life is degraded, we're not going to see those recruitments meeting the goal.
      • This means that telomer alcohols are unlikely to degrade to carboxylic acids in city air.
      • The wild type molecule at the cell surface cycles from the membrane to sacs within the cell interior called endocytic vesicles where it may be degraded.
      • Soy oil polymers must be heated to over 400°C before they degrade, making them more thermally stable than polyethylene or polystyrene.
      • Moreover, the presence of large numbers of tourists degrades the quality of the wilderness experience for everyone.
      • The good news is that there is a similar lag when quality is degraded.
      • The all-digital DVI stream avoids any conversion to analog, which can degrade the signal.
      • Think about how plastic and rubber (made from hydrocarbons) degrade under exposure to sunlight.
      • While the substance that degrades or lowers the quality of food is an adulterant.
      • High levels of oxidants cause tissue injury by peroxidizing membrane lipids, degrading proteins, and oxidizing DNA.
      • Through the innumerable small acts of everyday life, we slowly but steadily degrade the quality of the earth's air, water, soil and diversity of species.
      • A recent article reported that lagoons and sprayfields for animal waste near streams and watercourses may be significantly degrading water quality and endangering human health.
      • It can only be removed using a paint stripper which degrades the polymer.
      • They showed that quinotoxine could be degraded to a compound called homomeroquinene, and then they demonstrated the reverse synthesis of homomeroquinene to quinotoxine.
      • In addition to harming the genetic composition of wild salmon, the conservationist maintains that hatcheries can degrade stream water quality and spread disease.
      • Because PVC is degraded by light, it requires a minimum of 12 inches of clean soil cover placed over the liner to function as designed.
      • This causes a discontinuity that degrades the audio quality.
      • If the temperature is too high, the polymer can be degraded.
      • In the future, we'll use well water so as not to degrade the quality of mountain water products.
      • Again like all proteins in the body, collagen has a finite life span after which it is degraded to the constituent amino acids and replaced by new fibres.
      • This would mean that the decaying matter was buried (most likely under water) before it could be completely degraded to carbon dioxide and water.
      • Such information is transformed to the brain cells and keeps the nervous centralis highly excited, thus degrading the quality of sleep.
      • What part did public policy actually play in degrading the quality of life in these places below accepted standards of human health and decency?
      • Able to survive extremely degraded water quality, they can live in areas where other fish have been pushed out by pollution.
      • Decades of harmful land use practices have degraded water quality in much of the species' historic habitat, leaving only a few remnant populations.
      • This is because stores often hook up many TVs to one video source, degrading image quality across all the screens.
      • Sprouting, which may appear as a swelling from the shoot at the germ portion of the grain, degrades wheat quality.
      • Soil and water quality have been seriously degraded.
      • Even those single molecules must be further degraded by sunlight or slow oxidative breakdown before their constituents can be recycled into the building blocks of life.
      • And the more you did, the less attention you could give to each, so the quality went down, so the nett result was very, very degraded quality in education.
      • These high concentrations can overload the ability of the soil to adsorb and degrade herbicides.
      • Usually, the quality of knowledge is degraded.
      • Depilatories are put on skin to chemically degrade body hair.
      • Some materials are better degraded under anaerobic conditions than under aerobic conditions.
      • Proleases are enzymes that have the capacity to hydrolyze peptide bonds and degrade other proteins.
      • They can degrade air quality far from their sources.
      • Strong alkaline cleaners can remove or degrade the fluoro-polymers (which are not bonded to the concrete).
      • Over time, however, it oxidizes and chemically degrades to form alcohols, ketones, aldehydes, acids and esters.
      • Soon, another graduate student there will work with Samac on expressing a new gene so that plants can degrade enough atrazine to be useful in cleaning up contaminated soil and water.

    • 2.2(decompose)

      degradar


intransitive verb

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    degradarse