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{adj: adulterate, adulterated, debased} mixed with impurities

{adj: alloyed} (used of metals) debased by mixture with an inferior element

{adj: base} debased; not genuine
"an attempt to eliminate the base coinage"

{adj: corrupted, debased, vitiated} ruined in character or quality

{adj: debased, devalued, degraded} lowered in value
"the dollar is low"
"a debased currency"

{adj: debasing, degrading} used of conduct; characterized by dishonor

{adj: uncorrupted, undefiled} (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased
"uncorrupted English"
"learn to speak pure English undefiled"- Van Wyck Brooks

{adj: uncorrupted} not debased
"though his associates were dishonest, he remained uncorrupted"
"uncorrupted values"

{n: bastardization, bastardisation} an act that debases or corrupts

{v: adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase} corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance ; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
"adulterate liquor"

{v: condescend, stoop, lower oneself} debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
"I won't stoop to reading other people's mail"

{v: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect} 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"

{v: debase, alloy} lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

{v: sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise} debase through carnal gratification

{v: vulgarise, vulgarize} debase and make vulgar
"The Press has vulgarized Love and Marriage"


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