Definitions for debauchdɪˈbɔtʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•bauchdɪˈbɔtʃ(v.t.)

  1. to corrupt (another's virtue or chastity) by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.

  2. to subvert (honesty, integrity, or the like).

  3. Archaic. to corrupt (loyalty or the like).

  4. (v.i.)to indulge in debauchery.

  5. (n.)a period of intemperance or self-indulgence.

  6. an orgy.

Origin of debauch:

1585–95; < F débaucher to entice away from duty, debauch, OF desbauchier to disperse, scatter

de•bauch′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry(verb)

    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  2. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

Wiktionary

  1. debauch(Noun)

    An act of debauchery.

  2. debauch(Noun)

    An orgy.

  3. debauch(Verb)

    to morally corrupt (someone); to seduce

  4. debauch(Verb)

    to debase (something); to lower the value of (something)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Debauch(noun)

    to lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army

  2. Debauch(noun)

    excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery

  3. Debauch(noun)

    an act or occasion of debauchery

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