Pronunciation: (chē'pun), [key]
1. to make cheap or cheaper.
2. to lower in esteem; bring into contempt: Constant swearing cheapened him.
3. to decrease the quality or beauty of; make inferior or vulgar: She cheapened the dress by adding a fringe to it.
4. Archaic.to bargain for.
to become cheap or cheaper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.