Definition of "debauch" [de•bauch]

  • (verb-transitive) To corrupt morally.
  • (verb-transitive) To lead away from excellence or virtue.
  • (verb-transitive) To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase. See Synonyms at corrupt.
  • (verb-transitive) Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
  • (verb-intransitive) To indulge in dissipation.

Use "debauch" in a sentence

  • "“Shall” is a mandatory verb — implying that the man really intended to both seduce and debauch from the beginning."
  • "Those that can swallow a false word debauch their consciences, so that a false oath will not choke them."
  • "Only the good feeling does not last — nay, the tears are a kind of debauch of sentiment, as old libertines are said to find that the tears and grief of their victims add a zest to their pleasure."

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