to downgrade the intelligent-ness of something,
in order for it to be more comprehendable;
particularly refers to statements.
"My antibodies will last me a lifetime! Die foreign microorganisms!" 8)
"Dumb it down dude, I don't even know what you're talking about."

Lupe Fiasco's "Dumb It Down" song.
by d[x_x]b September 30, 2007
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Convert a file from a current version of a program to a previous version of the same program.
User 01: I can't open this file.
User 02: No wonder why. It's in Word 2003, email it to me and I'll dumb it down to Word 2000 and send it back to you.
by slavens (slave-ens) February 28, 2006
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to make stupider; reduce the intelligence of
Listening to George W. Bush really dumbed me down.

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by whatserface December 6, 2008
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1: The process by which products are stripped of depth and complexity in order to simplify them for the masses.

2: The removal of complexity for the purpose of mass appeal.

3: The homogenization of entertainment and media.
"Plots, Scripts, and Stories are all too complicated for the general masses. By dumbing down movies we can broaden their mass appeal."

"Thanks to the Dumbing Down of Spore many found the game to be uninteresting and unenjoyable once the initial gimmick wore off."

"The Discovery Network achieved higher ratings by Dumbing Down it's programming."
by Idiocrat August 28, 2009
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The act of taking a product and watering down elements of it to make it appeal to a broader mass market. This often damages or destroys the very elements that gave the product any appeal in the first place.
Today, many video games are dumbed-down in an attempt to reach mass market audiences for higher profits, instead of loyal hardcore niche audiences.
by Garrett October 24, 2004
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A contributor or lurker who, out of envy, spite or misplaced rectitude, combs through another contributor's list of words in order to deliberately give each one a "Down" thumb without considering any potential usefulness such words might have.
-- "Santa Claus? I don't get it, Kurt, who is against Santa Claus?"

-- "Poor ol' Burt, it looks like you've been the victim of the dumb thumb down. Check out your other entries to see if you got flamed there, too."
by al-in-chgo August 23, 2011
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What happens to people who learn definitions from this retarded site.
I go to urbandictionary daily to dumb down myself with retarded and/or completely incorrect definitions.
by Thomas195 December 6, 2009
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