What does debauch mean?

Definitions for debauchdɪˈbɔtʃ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word debauch.

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [F. dbaucher, prob. originally, to entice away from the workshop; pref. d- (L. dis- or de) + OF. bauche, bauge, hut, cf. F. bauge lair of a wild boar; prob. from G. or Icel., cf. Icel. blkr. See Balk, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Debauch

    de-bawch′, v.t. to lead away from duty or allegiance: to corrupt with lewdness: to pervert.—v.i. to indulge in revelry.—n. a fit of intemperance or debauchery.—p.adj. Debauched′, corrupt: profligate.—adv. Debauch′edly.—ns. Debauch′edness; Deb′auchee, a libertine; Debauch′er; Debauch′ery, excessive intemperance: habitual lewdness; Debauch′ment. [O. Fr. desbaucher (Fr. débaucher), to corrupt—des = L. dis, and baucher, to hew—bauche or bauc, a beam, a course of stones.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of debauch in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of debauch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Maynard Keynes:

    The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

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Translations for debauch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • изопачавам, разврат, покварявам, развращавам, развалямBulgarian
  • diboĉiEsperanto
  • turmella, turmeleminenFinnish
  • débauche, débaucherFrench
  • misgScottish Gaelic
  • לְהַשְׁחִיתHebrew
  • whakatautauheaMāori
  • ontaarden, ontwaardenDutch
  • destrăbălareRomanian
  • дебош, разгул, развращать, разврат, унижатьRussian
  • مرحلے پر بھی فساقUrdu

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