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Meaning of DEBAUCH

Pronunciation:  di'boch

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  2. [v]  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"

DEBAUCH is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalia, corrupt, debase, debauchery, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, drunken revelry, misdirect, orgy, pervert, profane, riot, saturnalia, subvert, vitiate
 See Also: alter, bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, change, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, revel, revelry, sensualise, sensualize, suborn, whore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*bauch"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Debauched}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Debauching}.] [F. d['e]baucher, prob.
    originally, to entice away from the workshop; pref. d['e]-
    (L. dis- or de) + OF. bauche, bauge, hut, cf. F. bauge lair
    of a wild boar; prob. from G. or Icel., cf. Icel. b[=a]lkr.
    See {Balk}, n.]
    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.
          Learning not debauched by ambition.      --Burke.
          A man must have got his conscience thoroughly debauched
          and hardened before he can arrive to the height of sin.
          Her pride debauched her judgment and her eyes.
  2. \De*bauch"\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]bauche.]
    1. Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness;
       lewdness; debauchery.
             The first physicians by debauch were made. --Dryden.
    2. An act or occasion of debauchery.
             Silenus, from his night's debauch, Fatigued and
             sick.                                 --Cowley.
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