1. Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base. "The Netherlands . . . Were reduced practically to a very degraded condition." (Motley)

2. <biology> Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts. "Some families of plants are degraded dicotyledons." (Dana)

3. [Cf. F. Degre step.

Having steps; said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; termed also on degrees.

(01 Mar 1998)

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