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debauchery


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debauchery  \De*bauch"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Debaucheries}. 
  1.  Corruption  of  fidelity;  seduction  from  virtue,  duty,  or 
  allegiance. 
 
  The  republic  of  Paris  will  endeavor  to  complete  the 
  debauchery  of  the  army.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Excessive  indulgence  of  the  appetites;  especially, 
  excessive  indulgence  of  lust;  intemperance;  sensuality; 
  habitual  lewdness. 
 
  Oppose  .  .  .  debauchery  by  temperance.  --Sprat. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  debauchery 
  n  :  a  wild  gathering  involving  excessive  drinking  and 
  promiscuity  [syn:  {orgy},  {debauch},  {saturnalia},  {riot}, 
  {bacchanal},  {bacchanalia},  {drunken  revelry}] 




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