from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To corrupt morally. synonym: corrupt.
- intransitive verb To seduce (someone).
- intransitive verb To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase.
- intransitive verb Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
- intransitive verb To indulge in dissipation.
- noun The act or a period of debauchery.
- noun An orgy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; gluttony; lewdness.
- noun An act or a period of debauchery.
- To corrupt the morals or principles of; entice into improper conduct, as excessive indulgence, treason, etc.; lead astray, as from morality, duty, or allegiance: as, to
debaucha youth by evil instruction and example; to debauch an army.
- Specifically, to corrupt with lewdness; bring to be guilty of unchastity; deprave; seduce: as, to
- To lower or impair in quality; corrupt or vitiate; pervert.
- Figuratively, to spoil; dismantle; render unserviceable.
- To riot; revel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
- noun An act or occasion of debauchery.
- verb To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An act of
- noun An
- verb transitive to
morally corrupt(someone); to seduce
- verb transitive to
debase(something); to lower the value of (something)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
- verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
“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.
"I have committed every kind of debauch, I have done everything ... everything ..."
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
Is the current theater season so delightful that you'd call it a "debauch"?
Any man who shall seduce and debauch any unmarried woman shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 5 years or by fine of not more than 2,500 dollars ....
Aultimer, the statute states the elements of the offense as including “shall seduce and debauch”.
There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency.
This has been a surfeit of pleasures akin to a debauch...