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To become simpler in expression or content; to become unacceptably simplistic.

Television has really dumbed down over the past ten years.

Additional definitions for 'dumb down':

dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.
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