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debauch

de·bauch

debauch

 
 
pronunciation:
dih baUch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: debauched, debauches, debauching
definition: to lead or seduce into immorality or intemperance; corrupt.
The parents feared that listening to this wild music would debauch their children.
similar words:
pollute
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage willingly in immoral behavior.
The pirates left the ship and debauched in the town through the night.
similar words:
wanton
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or period of debauched behavior; orgy.
Syphilis was the result of his frequent debauches.
derivations: debaucher (n.), debauchment (n.)