What does the word debauch mean?

Usage examples for debauch

  1. Before ten o'clock next morning Jacob, still dazed with yesterday's unwonted debauch, was sworn in before a Birmingham J. P., and not all the money his father possessed could then release him. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  2. By her machinations he was kept imprisoned in the royal palace, occupied with frivolous intrigues and stupefied with debauch, even while dissension was shaking his government, and treason plotting his downfall. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  3. Gin, to make our men stagger like fools; opium, to debauch us all! – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham