To debauch is defined as to seduce or corrupt someone's morality.verb
When a man seduces a woman and tricks her into doing inappropriate sexual acts, this is an example of when he debauches her.
Debauch is defined as the act of indulging in sensual pleasures.noun
When you love good food and fine wine and you are always going out for extravagant dinners, this is an example of debauch.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr débaucher < OFr desbaucher, to seduce, orig., to separate (branches from trunk) < des-, away from + bauch, beam, tree trunk < Frank *balko, beam: for IE base see balk
- debauchery (sense )
- an orgy
Origin: Fr débauche < the v.
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verb de·bauched, de·bauch·ing, de·bauch·es verb, transitive
- a. To corrupt morally.b. To lead away from excellence or virtue.
- To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase. See Synonyms at corrupt.
- Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
- The act or a period of debauchery.
- An orgy.
Origin: French débaucher, from Old French desbauchier, to lead astray, roughhew timber : des-, de- + bauch, beam, of Germanic origin.
- de·bauchˈed·ly adverb
- de·bauchˈer noun