debauch


1de·bauch

verb \di-ˈbch, -ˈbäch, dē-\

Definition of DEBAUCH

transitive verb
1
a archaic :  to make disloyal
b :  to seduce from chastity
2
a :  to lead away from virtue or excellence
b :  to corrupt by intemperance or sensuality
de·bauch·er noun

Examples of DEBAUCH

  1. <the long stay on a tropical isle had debauched the ship's crew to the point where they no longer acted liked naval professionals>

Origin of DEBAUCH

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
First Known Use: 1595

2debauch

noun

Definition of DEBAUCH

1
:  an act or occasion of debauchery
2
:  orgy

First Known Use of DEBAUCH

1603

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