debauch definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To corrupt morally.
    • to guide from quality or virtue.
    • To reduce the value, quality, or superiority of; debase. See Synonyms at corrupt.
    • Archaic resulting in to forsake allegiance.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To enjoy dissipation.
  • noun:
    • The work or a period of debauchery.
    • An orgy.
    • An act of debauchery.
    • An orgy.
    • extra in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
    • An act or event of debauchery.
    • extra in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; gluttony; lewdness.
    • An act or a period of debauchery.
    • a wild gathering involving extortionate drinking and promiscuity
  • verb:
    • to morally corrupt (some body); to seduce
    • to debase (anything); to lower the worthiness of (anything)
    • to guide away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in personality or maxims; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce
    • corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
  • others:
    • To corrupt the morals or concepts of; entice into poor conduct, as excessive indulgence, treason, etc.; lead astray, as from morality, responsibility, or allegiance: as, to debauch a youth by evil training and instance; to debauch an army.
    • especially, to corrupt with lewdness; provide be guilty of unchastity; deprave; seduce: as, to debauch a lady.
    • to lessen or impair in high quality; corrupt or vitiate; pervert.
    • Figuratively, to ruin; dismantle; render unserviceable.
    • To riot; revel.

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