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 for Debasing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Debase \De*base"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Debased; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Debasing.] [Pref. de- + base. See Base, a., and cf.
     Abase.]
     To reduce from a higher to a lower state or grade of worth,
     dignity, purity, station, etc.; to degrade; to lower; to
     deteriorate; to abase; as, to debase the character by crime;
     to debase the mind by frivolity; to debase style by vulgar
     words.
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           The coin which was adulterated and debased. --Hale.
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           It is a kind of taking God's name in vain to debase
           religion with such frivolous disputes.   --Hooker.
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           And to debase the sons, exalts the sires. --Pope.
  
     Syn: To abase; degrade. See Abase.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  debasing
      adj 1: used of conduct; characterized by dishonor [syn:
             debasing, degrading]

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