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DEBAUCH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does debauch mean? 

DEBAUCH (noun)
  The noun DEBAUCH has 1 sense:

1. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  Familiarity information: DEBAUCH used as a noun is very rare.


DEBAUCH (verb)
  The verb DEBAUCH has 1 sense:

1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

  Familiarity information: DEBAUCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEBAUCH (noun)


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Meaning:

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

debauch; debauchery; drunken revelry; bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; orgy; riot

Hypernyms ("debauch" is a kind of...):

revel; revelry (unrestrained merrymaking)


DEBAUCH (verb)


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Meaning:

Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

profane; pervert; misdirect; deprave; demoralize; demoralise; debauch; debase; corrupt; vitiate; subvert

Context examples:

debauch the young people with wine and women / Socrates was accused of corrupting young men / Do school counselors subvert young children? / corrupt the morals

Hypernyms (to "debauch" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "debauch"):

carnalise; carnalize; sensualise; sensualize (debase through carnal gratification)

infect (contaminate with ideas or an ideology)

lead astray; lead off (teach immoral behavior to)

whore (corrupt by lewd intercourse)

poison (spoil as if by poison)

bastardise; bastardize (change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms)

suborn (incite to commit a crime or an evil deed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


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