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Meaning & Definition of Debase in English

English

Debase

/dəbes/

verb

1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

  • "Debauch the young people with wine and women"
  • "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"
  • "Do school counselors subvert young children?"
  • "Corrupt the morals"
    synonym:
  • corrupt
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise
  • ,
  • debauch
  • ,
  • debase
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • vitiate
  • ,
  • deprave
  • ,
  • misdirect

2. Lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

    synonym:
  • debase
  • ,
  • alloy

3. Corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance

  • Often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
  • "Adulterate liquor"
    synonym:
  • load
  • ,
  • adulterate
  • ,
  • stretch
  • ,
  • dilute
  • ,
  • debase