from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures; dissipation.
  • n. Orgies.
  • n. Archaic Seduction from morality, allegiance, or duty.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Indulgence in sensual pleasures; scandalous activities involving sex, alcohol, or drugs without inhibition.
  • n. Seduction from duty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Corruption of fidelity; seduction from virtue, duty, or allegiance.
  • n. Excessive indulgence of the appetites; especially, excessive indulgence of lust; intemperance; sensuality; habitual lewdness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures of any kind; gluttony; intemperance; sexual immorality; unlawful indulgence of lust.
  • n. Corruption of morality or fidelity; seduction from duty or allegiance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity


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