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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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Thus blending biodegradable PCE molecules with nondegradable LDPE polymer does not enhance the degradability of the inert component.
Although much of the interest in degradable plastics has been stimulated by concern about marine litter, few tests have been conducted on the degradability of existing plastic products in seawater.
The effects of CDDGS supplementation levels on intake, apparent digestibility, ruminal degradability and passage rate of forage consumed by beef steers grazing native rangeland during forage dormant season are shown in Table 2.
TABLE VI SEASONAL VARIATION OF ANNUAL MEANS (THREE YEARS) OF CRUDE PROTEIN DEGRADATION RATE (%/HOUR) AND EFFECTIVE DEGRADABILITY OF CRUDE PROTEIN (%) IN NATIVE LEGUMES AND NON-LEGUMES FROM BATA CALIFORNIA SUR, MEXICO Plants CP degradation rate Win Spr Sum Medicago sativa 11.
Relating Rumen Degradability Characteristics to Indices of Spontaneous Heating
Effects of inoculation of high dry matter alfalfa silage on ensiling characteristics, ruminal nutrient degradability and dairy cow performance.
The objectives of the study were to investigate the dynamics of shearing force and its correlations with chemical compositions and in vitro dry matter degradability of stylo stem.
Thus, PLLA and PBAT mixture (1:1 w/w ratio) were used as co-biodegradable filler to maintain the degradability and enhance the flexural strength of DEPS [18, 19].