debauch

  • 1Debauch — 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.… …

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  • 2Debauch — 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… …

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  • 3debauch — 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 ( …

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  • 4debauch — (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.… …

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  • 5debauch — corrupt, deprave, pervert, *debase, vitiate Analogous words: *injure, harm, damage, spoil, mar: seduce, inveigle, decoy, tempt, *lure: pollute, defile, taint (see CONTAMINATE) …

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  • 6debauch — [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 …

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  • 7debauch — ► VERB ▪ corrupt morally. ► NOUN ▪ a bout of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures. ORIGIN Old French desbaucher turn away from one s duty …

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  • 8debauch — [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 …

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  • 9debauch —    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

  • 10debauch — 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… …

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  • 11debauch — 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

  • 12debauch — /dəˈbɔtʃ / (say duh bawch) verb (t) 1. to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce. 2. to corrupt or pervert; deprave. 3. Obsolete to lead away, as from allegiance or duty. –verb (i) 4. to indulge in a debauch. –noun 5. a period of… …

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  • 13debauch — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle French debaucher, from Old French desbauchier to scatter, disperse, from des de + bauch beam, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German balko beam more at balk Date: 1595 1. a. archaic to make disloyal b. to …

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  • 14debauch — 1. noun a) An act of debauchery. b) An orgy. 2. verb a) to morally corrupt someone; to seduce …

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  • 15debauch — Synonyms and related words: abuse, adulterate, alloy, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bastardize, bat, be promiscuous, bender, betray, binge, bout, brutalize, bust, canker, carousal, carouse, celebrate, celebration, chase women, cheapen,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16debauch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. corrupt, ruin. See impurity. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. debase, deprave, defile; see corrupt 1 , seduce . See Synonym Study at debase . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To ruin utterly in character or… …

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  • 17debauch — de|bauch [ dı bɔtʃ ] verb transitive OLD FASHIONED to make someone behave in an immoral way, especially by giving them their first experience of sex, alcohol, or illegal drugs …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18debauch — de·bauch || dɪ bɔːtʃ v. corrupt by sensuality, seduce away from duty, pervert, lead astray …

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  • 19debauch — [dɪ bɔ:tʃ] verb destroy the moral purity of; corrupt. noun a bout of excessive indulgence in sex, alcohol, or drugs. Derivatives debaucher noun Origin C16: from Fr. débaucher (v.) turn away from one s duty , from OFr. desbaucher, of uncertain… …

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  • 20debauch — 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 …

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