Debauch a currency.
When you love good food and fine wine and you are always going out for extravagant dinners, this is an example of debauch.
When a man seduces a woman and tricks her into doing inappropriate sexual acts, this is an example of when he debauches her.
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Origin of debauch
- French débaucher from Old French desbauchier to lead astray, roughhew timber des- de- bauch beam of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Evolution of sense unclear; may be literally “to shave/trim wood to make a beam” or may be “to leave/lure someone from a workshop”, Frankish *balko perhaps also meaning “workshop”.