Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
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;
debasethe character by crime; to
debasethe mind by frivolity; to
debasestyle by vulgar words.
The coin which was adulterated and
It is a kind of taking God’s name in vain to
debasereligion with such frivolous disputes.
Syn. – To abase; degrade. See