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de·bauch

 (dĭ-bôch′)
v. de·bauched, de·bauch·ing, de·bauch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To corrupt morally. See Synonyms at corrupt.
b. To seduce (someone).
2. To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase: debauch a currency.
3. Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
v.intr.
To indulge in dissipation.
n.
1. The act or a period of debauchery.
2. An orgy.

[French débaucher, from Old French desbauchier, to lead astray, roughhew timber : des-, de- + bauch, beam, of Germanic origin.]

de·bauch′ed·ly (-bô′chĭd-lē) adv.
de·bauch′er n.

debauch

(dɪˈbɔːtʃ) or

debosh

vb
1. (when tr, usually passive) to lead into a life of depraved self-indulgence
2. (tr) to seduce (a woman)
n
an instance or period of extreme dissipation
[C16: from Old French desbaucher to corrupt, literally: to shape (timber) roughly, from bauch beam, of Germanic origin]
debauchedly adv
deˈbauchedness n
deˈbaucher n
deˈbauchery, deˈbauchment n

de•bauch

(dɪˈbɔtʃ)

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).
v.i.
4. to indulge in debauchery.
n.
5. a period of intemperance or self-indulgence.
6. an orgy.
[1585–95; < French débaucher to entice away from duty, debauch, Old French desbauchier to disperse, scatter]
de•bauch′er, n.

debauch


Past participle: debauched
Gerund: debauching

Imperative
debauch
debauch
Present
I debauch
you debauch
he/she/it debauches
we debauch
you debauch
they debauch
Preterite
I debauched
you debauched
he/she/it debauched
we debauched
you debauched
they debauched
Present Continuous
I am debauching
you are debauching
he/she/it is debauching
we are debauching
you are debauching
they are debauching
Present Perfect
I have debauched
you have debauched
he/she/it has debauched
we have debauched
you have debauched
they have debauched
Past Continuous
I was debauching
you were debauching
he/she/it was debauching
we were debauching
you were debauching
they were debauching
Past Perfect
I had debauched
you had debauched
he/she/it had debauched
we had debauched
you had debauched
they had debauched
Future
I will debauch
you will debauch
he/she/it will debauch
we will debauch
you will debauch
they will debauch
Future Perfect
I will have debauched
you will have debauched
he/she/it will have debauched
we will have debauched
you will have debauched
they will have debauched
Future Continuous
I will be debauching
you will be debauching
he/she/it will be debauching
we will be debauching
you will be debauching
they will be debauching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been debauching
you have been debauching
he/she/it has been debauching
we have been debauching
you have been debauching
they have been debauching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been debauching
you will have been debauching
he/she/it will have been debauching
we will have been debauching
you will have been debauching
they will have been debauching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been debauching
you had been debauching
he/she/it had been debauching
we had been debauching
you had been debauching
they had been debauching
Conditional
I would debauch
you would debauch
he/she/it would debauch
we would debauch
you would debauch
they would debauch
Past Conditional
I would have debauched
you would have debauched
he/she/it would have debauched
we would have debauched
you would have debauched
they would have debauched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debauch - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuitydebauch - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking
Verb1.debauch - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
carnalise, sensualise, sensualize, carnalize - debase through carnal gratification
infect - corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism"
lead astray, lead off - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
poison - spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
bastardise, bastardize - change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

debauch

verb
1. corrupt, seduce, pollute, pervert, subvert, deprave, demoralize, lead astray, vitiate a film accused of debauching public morals
2. seduce, ruin, violate, ravish, lead astray, deflower a whorehouse where drunken oafs debauch young women
noun
1. orgy, fling, bout, spree, binge (informal), bender (informal), carouse, saturnalia, bacchanalia, carousal The party degenerated into a drunken debauch.

debauch

verb
1. To ruin utterly in character or quality:
2. To lure or persuade into a sexual relationship or a sexual act:
Translations

debauch

[dɪˈbɔːtʃ] VT [+ person, morals, taste] → depravar, corromper; [+ woman] → seducir

debauch

vtverderben
nOrgie f

debauch

[dɪˈbɔːtʃ] vt (old) (frm) → corrompere
References in classic literature ?
I used to indulge in lonely debauches, on nights when I knew my crew was going to sleep ashore.
Cette avalanche a occasionne, par la force des choses, une proliferation accentuee des enfants abandonnes, des debauches, des mendiants- et fait surface dans les differents coins de la cite.
Mee (who also wrote Clarke's best-known work, Vienna: Lusthaus) and music-hall songs of the period, is a kind of Lautrec poster come to life--cabaret performances interspersed with episodes from the artist's absinthe-fueled debauches.