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der•o•gate



Pronunciation: (
v.der'u-gāt";
adj.der'u-git, -gāt"),
[key]
v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
adj.


v.i.
1. to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually fol. by from).
2. to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually fol. by from).

v.t.
1. to disparage or belittle.
2. Archaic.to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.

adj.
Archaic.debased.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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