from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of bringing down; depravation; deterioration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of bringing down; depravation; deterioration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of embasing, or the state of being embased; a vitiated, impaired, or debased condition; depravation; debasement.
  • n. Same as embasis.


embase +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)


  • There is dross, alloy, and embasement in all human tempers; and he flieth without wings, who thinks to find ophir or pure metal in any.

    Christian Morals

  • And if the very condition of the creature gives it such a shortness, and hollowness, and disproportion to the desires of a rational soul, even in the most innocent and allowed pleasures; what shall we think of the pleasures of sin, which receive a further embasement and diminution from the superaddition of a curse?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V.


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