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Definitions of debauch

  1. To make or become corrupt in morals; lead astray; seduce; pervent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To corrupt in morals or principles; pollute; vitiate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To lead away from duty or allegiance: to corrupt with lewdness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To lead from virtue or duty; corrupt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To indulge in revelry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To corrupt; to vitiate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An act or occasion of debauchery. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A fit of intemperance or debauchery. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A fit of drunkenness or lewdness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An act or occasion of debauchery; a carouse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Excess in eating or drinking: intemperance; lewdness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Debauched. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for debauch

  1. Yet not long afterwards, when she was given to another, he was ready enough to debauch her, and that even while Titus was living. – Titus Flavius Domitianus (Domitian) The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Volume 12. by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
  2. He was a restless and an intemperate man who had to tame himself; all the germs of dissipation and debauch were in his nature, all the possibilities of prodigality and self- destruction. – Ã‰mile Verhaeren by Stefan Zweig
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