What does the word cheapen mean?

Usage examples for cheapen

  1. It proclaims him man- intelligent accountable, guilty man, deserving death for having done his utmost to cheapen human life, and make it worthless, when the proof of its priceless value, lives in his own nature. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. I liked, too, the folds of sober cloth and coloured prints, and the faces of folk when they came in to buy or cheapen. – Marjorie by Justin Huntly McCarthy