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Debauch Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    debauch n : a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity [syn: orgy, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry] v : 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" [syn: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect]
Debauch Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
Debauch Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.

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