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    Cascara sagrada - () Holy bark; the bark of the California buckthorn (Rhamnus Purshianus), used as a mild cathartic or laxative.
    Centigrade - (a.) Consisting of a hundred degrees; graduated into a hundred divisions or equal parts.
    Centigrade - (a.) Of or pertaining to the centigrade thermometer; as, 10 centigrade (or 10 C.).
    Ciliograde - (a.) Moving by means of cilia, or cilialike organs; as, the ciliograde Medusae.
    Cirrigrade - (a.) Moving or moved by cirri, or hairlike appendages.
    Citigradae - (n. pl.) A suborder of Arachnoidea, including the European tarantula and the wolf spiders (Lycosidae) and their allies, which capture their prey by rapidly running and jumping. See Wolf spider.
    Citigrade - (a.) Pertaining to the Citigradae.
    Citigrade - (n.) One of the Citigradae.
    Degradation - (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
    Degradation - (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
    Degradation - (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
    Degradation - (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
    Degradation - (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
    Degradation - (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
    Degraded - (imp. & p. p.) of Degrade
    Degrading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degrade
    Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
    Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.
    Degrade - (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
    Degrade - (v. i.) To degenerate; to pass from a higher to a lower type of structure; as, a family of plants or animals degrades through this or that genus or group of genera.
    Degraded - (a.) Reduced in rank, character, or reputation; debased; sunken; low; base.
    Degraded - (a.) Having the typical characters or organs in a partially developed condition, or lacking certain parts.
    Degraded - (a.) Having steps; -- said of a cross each of whose extremities finishes in steps growing larger as they leave the center; -- termed also on degrees.
    Degradement - (n.) Deprivation of rank or office; degradation.
    Degradingly - (adv.) In a degrading manner.
    Digitigrade - (a.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from plantigrade.
    Digitigrade - (n.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion, wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the palm of the foot.
    Disgradation - (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.
    Disgrade - (v. t.) To degrade.
    Disgraduate - (v. t.) To degrade; to reduce in rank.
    Gradate - (v. t.) To grade or arrange (parts in a whole, colors in painting, etc.), so that they shall harmonize.
    Gradate - (v. t.) To bring to a certain strength or grade of concentration; as, to gradate a saline solution.
    Gradation - (n.) The act of progressing by regular steps or orderly arrangement; the state of being graded or arranged in ranks; as, the gradation of castes.
    Gradation - (n.) The act or process of bringing to a certain grade.
    Gradation - (n.) Any degree or relative position in an order or series.
    Gradation - (n.) A gradual passing from one tint to another or from a darker to a lighter shade, as in painting or drawing.
    Gradation - (n.) A diatonic ascending or descending succession of chords.
    Gradation - (v. t.) To form with gradations.
    Gradational - (a.) By regular steps or gradations; of or pertaining to gradation.
    Gradatory - (a.) Proceeding step by step, or by gradations; gradual.
    Gradatory - (a.) Suitable for walking; -- said of the limbs of an animal when adapted for walking on land.
    Gradatory - (n.) A series of steps from a cloister into a church.
    Grade - (n.) A step or degree in any series, rank, quality, order; relative position or standing; as, grades of military rank; crimes of every grade; grades of flour.
    Grade - (n.) The rate of ascent or descent; gradient; deviation from a level surface to an inclined plane; -- usually stated as so many feet per mile, or as one foot rise or fall in so many of horizontal distance; as, a heavy grade; a grade of twenty feet per mile, or of 1 in 264.
    Grade - (n.) A graded ascending, descending, or level portion of a road; a gradient.
    Grade - (n.) The result of crossing a native stock with some better breed. If the crossbreed have more than three fourths of the better blood, it is called high grade.
    Graded - (imp. & p. p.) of Grade
    Grading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grade
    Grade - (v. t.) To arrange in order, steps, or degrees, according to size, quality, rank, etc.
    Grade - (v. t.) To reduce to a level, or to an evenly progressive ascent, as the line of a canal or road.
    Grade - (v. t.) To cross with some better breed; to improve the blood of.
    Gradely - (a.) Decent; orderly.
    Gradely - (adv.) Decently; in order.
    Grader - (n.) One who grades, or that by means of which grading is done or facilitated.
    Gradient - (a.) Moving by steps; walking; as, gradient automata.
    Gradient - (a.) Rising or descending by regular degrees of inclination; as, the gradient line of a railroad.
    Gradient - (a.) Adapted for walking, as the feet of certain birds.
    Gradient - (n.) The rate of regular or graded ascent or descent in a road; grade.
    Gradient - (n.) A part of a road which slopes upward or downward; a portion of a way not level; a grade.
    Gradient - (n.) The rate of increase or decrease of a variable magnitude, or the curve which represents it; as, a thermometric gradient.
    Gradin - (n.) Alt. of Gradine
    Gradine - (n.) Any member like a step, as the raised back of an altar or the like; a set raised over another.
    Gradine - (n.) A toothed chised by sculptors.
    Grading - (n.) The act or method of arranging in or by grade, or of bringing, as the surface of land or a road, to the desired level or grade.
    Gradinos - (pl. ) of Gradino
    Gradino - (n.) A step or raised shelf, as above a sideboard or altar. Cf. Superaltar, and Gradin.
    Gradual - (n.) Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline.
    Gradual - (n.) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung on the steps, or while the deacon ascended the steps.
    Gradual - (n.) A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass.
    Gradual - (n.) A series of steps.
    Graduality - (n.) The state of being gradual; gradualness.
    Gradually - (adv.) In a gradual manner.
    Gradually - (adv.) In degree.
    Gradualness - (n.) The quality or state of being gradual; regular progression or gradation; slowness.
    Graduated - (imp. & p. p.) of Graduate
    Graduating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Graduate
    Graduate - (n.) To mark with degrees; to divide into regular steps, grades, or intervals, as the scale of a thermometer, a scheme of punishment or rewards, etc.
    Graduate - (n.) To admit or elevate to a certain grade or degree; esp., in a college or university, to admit, at the close of the course, to an honorable standing defined by a diploma; as, he was graduated at Yale College.
    Graduate - (n.) To prepare gradually; to arrange, temper, or modify by degrees or to a certain degree; to determine the degrees of; as, to graduate the heat of an oven.
    Graduate - (n.) To bring to a certain degree of consistency, by evaporation, as a fluid.
    Graduate - (v. i.) To pass by degrees; to change gradually; to shade off; as, sandstone which graduates into gneiss; carnelian sometimes graduates into quartz.
    Graduate - (v. i.) To taper, as the tail of certain birds.
    Graduate - (v. i.) To take a degree in a college or university; to become a graduate; to receive a diploma.
    Graduate - (n.) One who has received an academical or professional degree; one who has completed the prescribed course of study in any school or institution of learning.
    Graduate - (n.) A graduated cup, tube, or flask; a measuring glass used by apothecaries and chemists. See under Graduated.
    Graduate - (n. & v.) Arranged by successive steps or degrees; graduated.
    Graduated - (a.) Marked with, or divided into, degrees; divided into grades.
    Graduated - (a.) Tapered; -- said of a bird's tail when the outer feathers are shortest, and the others successively longer.
    Graduateship - (n.) State of being a graduate.
    Graduation - (n.) The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in color; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc.
    Graduation - (n.) The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale.
    Graduation - (n.) The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.
    Graduator - (n.) One who determines or indicates graduation; as, a graduator of instruments.
    Graduator - (n.) An instrument for dividing any line, right or curve, into small, regular intervals.
    Graduator - (n.) An apparatus for diffusing a solution, as brine or vinegar, over a large surface, for exposure to the air.
    Gradus - (n.) A dictionary of prosody, designed as an aid in writing Greek or Latin poetry.
    Gravigrade - (a.) Slow-paced.
    Gravigrade - (n.) One of the pachyderms.
    Grade - (n.) A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
    Palmigrade - (a.) Putting the whole foot upon the ground in walking, as some mammals.
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    Biodegradable - adj. Capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.
    Centigrade - adj. 1 = *celsius. 2 having a scale of a hundred degrees. [latin gradus step]
    Degrade - v. (-ding) 1 humiliate, dishonour. 2 reduce to a lower rank. 3 chem. Reduce to a simpler molecular structure. degradation n. Degrading adj. [latin: related to *grade]
    Downgrade - v. (-ding) reduce in rank or status.
    Gradate - v. (-ting) 1 (cause to) pass gradually from one shade to another. 2 arrange in steps or grades of size etc.
    Gradation - n. (usu. In pl.) 1 stage of transition or advance. 2 a certain degree in rank, intensity, etc. B arrangement in such degrees. gradational adj. [latin: related to *grade]
    Grade - n. 1 a certain degree in rank, merit, proficiency, etc. B class of persons or things of the same grade. 2 mark indicating the quality of a student's work. 3 us class in school. 4 gradient, slope. v. (-ding) 1 arrange in grades. 2 (foll. By up, down, off, into, etc.) Pass gradually between grades, or into a grade. 3 give a grade to (a student). 4 reduce (a road etc.) To easy gradients. [latin gradus step]
    Gradient - n. 1 stretch of road, railway, etc., that slopes. 2 amount of such a slope. [probably from *grade after salient]
    Gradual - adj. 1 progressing by degrees. 2 not rapid, steep, or abrupt. gradually adv. [latin: related to *grade]
    Gradualism - n. Policy of gradual reform.
    Graduate - n. Person holding an academic degree. v. (-ting) 1 obtain an academic degree. 2 (foll. By to) move up to (a higher grade of activity etc.). 3 mark out in degrees or parts. 4 arrange in gradations; apportion (e.g. Tax) according to a scale. graduation n. [medieval latin graduor take a degree: related to *grade]
    Low-grade - adj. Of low quality.
    Postgraduate - n. Person engaged in a course of study after taking a first degree. adj. Of or concerning postgraduates.
    Regrade - v. (-ding) grade again or differently.
    Retrograde - adj. 1 directed backwards. 2 reverting, esp. To an inferior state; declining. 3 reversed (retrograde order). v. 1 move backwards; recede. 2 decline, revert. [latin retrogradior -gress- move backwards]
    Undergraduate - n. Person studying for a first degree.
    Upgrade - v. (-ding) 1 raise in rank etc. 2 improve (equipment etc.).

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