debauch


debauch
I. v. a.
1.
Corrupt, vitiate, deprave, pollute.
2.
Seduce, corrupt (to lewdness), deflour, rob or spoil of virginity.
II. n.
1.
Debauchery, excess, intemperance, dissipation, dissoluteness, licentiousness, lewdness, lust or gluttony.
2.
Potation, compotation, revels, revelry, orgies, bacchanals, saturnalia, carousal, drinkingbout, drunken frolic, spree (colloq.).
3.
Orgy, indulgence in lust, wantoning, excesses, bestial indulgence.

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  • Debauch — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Debauch — De*bauch , n. [Cf. F. d[ e]bauche.] 1. Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery. [1913 Webster] The first physicians by debauch were made. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. An act or occasion of debauchery. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • debauch — I verb abuse, be intemperate, corrumpere, corrupt, debase, degenerate, degrade, depravare, deprave, despoil, dissipate, lead astray, molest, pervert, ruin, stuprate, sully, violate, vitiare, vitiate II index abuse ( …   Law dictionary

  • debauch — (v.) 1590s, from M.Fr. débaucher entice from work or duty, from O.Fr. desbaucher to lead astray, supposedly lit. to trim (wood) to make a beam (from bauch beam, from Frankish balk; from the same Germanic source that yielded English BALK (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • debauch — corrupt, deprave, pervert, *debase, vitiate Analogous words: *injure, harm, damage, spoil, mar: seduce, inveigle, decoy, tempt, *lure: pollute, defile, taint (see CONTAMINATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • debauch — [v] deprave, corrupt abuse, bastardize, bestialize, betray, brutalize, debase, defile, deflower, demoralize, fornicate, fraternize, go bad*, go to hell*, intrigue, inveigle, lead astray*, live in the gutter*, lure, pervert, pollute, ravish, ruin …   New thesaurus

  • debauch — ► VERB ▪ corrupt morally. ► NOUN ▪ a bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures. ORIGIN Old French desbaucher turn away from one s duty …   English terms dictionary

  • debauch — [dē bôch′, dibôch′] vt. [Fr débaucher < OFr desbaucher, to seduce, orig., to separate (branches from trunk) < des , away from + bauch, beam, tree trunk < Frank * balko, beam: for IE base see BALK] to lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave …   English World dictionary

  • debauch —    to copulate with extramaritally    Literally, to corrupt:     Men so disorder d, so debauch d and bold, That this our court, infected with their manners, Shows like a riotous inn. (Shakespeare, King Lear)    Boswell, who expressed the view… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • debauch — debaucher, n. debauchment, n. /di bawch /, v.t. 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money. 3. Archaic. to lead away, as from allegiance or… …   Universalium

  • debauch — de•bauch [[t]dɪˈbɔtʃ[/t]] 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) to indulge in debauchery 5) a… …   From formal English to slang