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Portuguese term or phrase:Degradação
English translation:degradation
Entered by: Manuela Junghans
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14:52 Mar 16, 2007
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Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Experimentos
Portuguese term or phrase: Degradação
A alternativa em desenvolvimento é a utilização de um produto químico que possa bloquear ou minimizar a DEGRADAÇÃO da fibra de poliamida.
Marcia Galdi
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Manuela Junghans
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Local time: 20:09
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Summary of answers provided
4 +6deterioration
Paula Vaz-Carreiro
3 +5degradation
Manuela Junghans
Gisele Goldstein

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Manuela Junghans
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:09
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agree  Yvonne Becker: absolutely
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agree  Vepalm: DEGRADATION é baixar de "grau" enquanto que DETERIORATION é tornar pior. Se o texto usa a 1ª palavra (ambas de origem latina), porquê deteriorar a tradução???
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agree  Henrique Magalhaes
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agree  Cristina Santos
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agree  Clara Duarte: Fiber degradation, absolutely. And I am referring to textile fibers, not amino acids and proteins from our muscles, of course :)
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That's the word that comes immediately to mind. HTH

Note added at 6 mins (2007-03-16 14:58:54 GMT)

Textiles Learning Resource
The ability of polyamides to absorb limited quantities of moisture is considered to be an ... and also cause a deterioration in the fibre properties. ...
www.bolton.ac.uk/pdd/learningmaterials/ textiles/level-d/restricted/4/4-2.html

Paula Vaz-Carreiro
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agree  Edgar Potter
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agree  xxxLumen
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agree  rhandler
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agree  Henrique Serra
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agree  xxxCarla Queiro
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sf (pl degradações) 1 degradation, deposition, demotion. 2 degeneration, decay. 3 fig abasement, debasement. 4 Geol degradation: a wearing down by erosion.

Gisele Goldstein
United States
Local time: 15:09
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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