1‘the code of chivalry has been debased and sentimentalized’
degrade, devalue, demean, lower the status of, reduce the status of, cheapen, prostitute, discredit, drag down, drag through the mud, tarnish, blacken, blemish
disgrace, dishonour, shame, bring shame to, humble, humiliate
damage, harm, undermine
2‘copper hardens the coin without significantly debasing the silver’
reduce in value, reduce in quality
contaminate, adulterate, pollute, taint, defile, spoil, foul, sully, depreciate, corrupt, bastardize
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.