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TO DEGRADE, DEGRADING. To, sink or lower a person in the estimation of the public.
     2. As a man's character is of great importance to him, and it is his interest to retain the good opinion of all mankind, when he is a witness, he cannot be compelled to disclose any matter which would tend to disgrace or degrade him, 13 How. St. Tr. 17, 334, 16 How. St. Tr. 161. A question having that tendency, however, may be asked, and, in such case, when the witness chooses to answer it, the answer is conclusive. 1 Phil. Ev. 269; R. & M. 383.

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We look forward to advancing our clinical trials for both ARN-509 in prostate cancer and our selective estrogen receptor degrader for breast cancer as well as continuing to build our drug discovery programs.
The percentages of oil degraders also were higher in the rhizosphere soil than in the nonrhizosphere one.
Resultat : durant le documentaire le telespectateur voit l'etat de Morgan Spurlock se degrader petit a petit.
Seragon's selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) platform offers a promising approach in the treatment of early and late-stage breast cancer and, potentially, other hormone-driven cancers.
La situation pourrait encore se degrader lundi, selon l'Union francaise des industries petrolieres, du fait du repos obligatoire des chauffeurs de camions-citernes qui alimentent les pompes.
beaucoup moins que] Si la situation du marche petrolier continue a se degrader, on sera oblige de travailler davantage sur le developpement politique et social et veiller a davantage d'equite et de politiques sociales [beaucoup plus grand que], a precise le president du Cnes, qui a rappele que l'Algerie a recense, par le passe, les couches sociales vulnerables [beaucoup moins que] mais de maniere administrative [beaucoup plus grand que].
The right level of attention has been brought to bear on a specific degrader to RFT aircraft, and that barrier has been removed.
Together with our team, Debasish will implement and provide valuable guidance as we advance our selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) platform for breast cancer and other hormone-driven cancers.
Et les avertissements repetes de l'agence de notation Standard and Poor's qui, apres avoir menace de degrader la note des pays de la zone euro, s'en est pris mercredi a l'UE dans son ensemble et a ses banques, ont encore fait monter la pression.
This bacteria has been not previously considered be a strong hydrocarbon degrader.
Les differents rapports de la Banque mondiale n'ont cesse de [beaucoup moins que] degrader le classement de notre pays et ce en depit des efforts fournis par les pouvoirs publics pour ameliorer notre attractivite [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il rappele.
La ville de Sefrou autrefois citee en exemple pour ses espaces verts , ses jardins fleuris , ses vergers verdoyants,pour la proprete des ses quartiers,Derb Al Miter,Habouna,Setti Messaouada , de ses differentes rues , est aujourd'hui dans un etat lamentable de salete , il y a un manque d'hygiene flagrant , une situation que n'a pas cesse de se degrader depuis des annees faisant naitre un sentiment de deception et de frustration chez l'ensemble de la population Sefrioui .