Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; a state of depression, degradation, or humiliation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a low or downcast state
  • noun depriving one of self-esteem

Etymologies

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abase +‎ -ment. Compare French abaissement.

Examples

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  • The cold room under abuilding.

    March 20, 2007