Debauch

Definition of Debauch

De`bauch´
v. t. & i.1.To lead away from purity or excellence; to corrupt in character or principles; to mar; to vitiate; to pollute; to seduce; as, to debauch one's self by intemperance; to debauch a woman; to debauch an army.
[imp. & p. p. Debauched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Debauching.]
Learning not debauched by ambition.
- Burke.
A man must have got his conscience thoroughly debauched and hardened before he can arrive to the height of sin.
- South.
Her pride debauched her judgment and her eyes.
- Cowley.
n.1.Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness; lewdness; debauchery.
The first physicians by debauch were made.
- Dryden.
2.An act or occasion of debauchery.
Silenus, from his night's debauch,
Fatigued and sick.
- Cowley.

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