Em*base" (?), v. t. [Pref. em- + base, a. or v. t.: cf. OF. embaissier.]
To bring down or lower, as in position, value, etc.; to debase; to degrade; to deteriorate.
Embased the valleys, and embossed the hills.
Alloy in coin of gold . . . may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.
Such pitiful embellishments of speech as serve for nothing but to embase divinity.
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