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degrade

(dĭ-grād′)
v. de·graded, de·grading, de·grades
v.tr.
1. To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
2. To cause (an organic compound) to undergo degradation.
v.intr.
1. To fall to a lower rank or status.
2. To undergo degradation; decompose: a chemical that degrades rapidly.

de·grad′er n.
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Many species were classified as potential lignocellulose degraders in this study, of which 56 species harboured at least 2 different catalytic domains.
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Twenty-four potential crude oil degraders were isolated from the soil samples and screened for growth on diesel, pentane and anthracene and tolerance to NaCl.
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Dans son rapport sur la force G5 Sahel, presente mercredi, l'ONU a indique que la situation securitaire dans la region continuait de se degrader. La deterioration a ete accentuee apres l'attaque terroriste de grande ampleur au coeur de Ouagadougou le 2 mars, ainsi que par la poursuite des attaques contre les forces de defense et de securite?
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