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debauch


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  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. 
  --South. 
 
  Her  pride  debauched  her  judgment  and  her  eyes. 
  --Cowley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debauch  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debauch 
  n  :  a  wild  gathering  involving  excessive  drinking  and 
  promiscuity  [syn:  {orgy},  {debauchery},  {saturnalia},  {riot}, 
  {bacchanal},  {bacchanalia},  {drunken  revelry}] 
  v  :  corrupt  morally  [syn:  {corrupt},  {pervert},  {demoralize},  {debase}, 
  {profane},  {vitiate},  {deprave},  {misdirect}] 




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