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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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Ochrobactrum anthropi strain AD2 was identified as an efficient oil degrader and isolated from the waste water treatment plant of an oil refinery [34].
Further the Pseudomonas putida MHF 7109 was isolated from cow dung microflora as potential benzene degrader and its ability to degrade benzene at various concentrations was evaluated.
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.
As an exploiter and degrader of individual human beings, the anti-culture can never become a proper accompaniment to the Eucharistic sacrifice.
Le Hamas quant a lui a denonce cette tentative de meurtre qui visait, selon lui, a " degrader la securite a Gaza et porter atteinte aux efforts de reconciliation ".
beaucoup moins que]L'etat de sante du president Bouteflika ne cesse de se degrader.
In order to obtain potential bacterial azo dye degrader, enrichment and acclimatization was performed in mixture of dyes (100ppm concentration) in Nutrient Broth maintained under stationary conditions.
Au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, les soldes budgetaires cumules des exportateurs de petrole devraient, a eux seuls, se degrader de plus de 2.
It was reported yesterday that the collaboration is aimed at assessing the safety and efficacy of combining investigational agent RAD1901, a novel oral selective estrogen receptor degrader, with investigational agent LEE011, a cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 inhibitor.
However isolates such as IFN2 IFN6 IFN7 IFN13 IFN20 IFN27 and IFN28 were found slow degrader of RB-5 azo dye as only10.