debauch

Part of speech: verb

To make or become corrupt in morals; lead astray; seduce; pervent.

Part of speech: noun

An act or occasion of debauchery; a carouse.

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Usage examples "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", 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", John Alberger.
  3. Gin, to make our men stagger like fools; opium, to debauch us all! - "The Argus Pheasant", John Charles Beecham.