I can recall to this very hour the sensations of headache and misery with which I awoke the morning after this debauch.
So far as I could judge, he had entirely recovered from his debauch.
Alcohol taken in excess, as in a debauch, leads to acute gastro-intestinal catarrh.
It took time for him to recover from his debauch of feeling.
With the assistance of the mate he was put into the berth in his state-room, to sleep off the effects of his debauch.
In a moment the cobwebs of his debauch began to fall from him, and he became alert.
A cousin, the handsome Oscar de Saint-Firmin, introduces her and hopes to be able to debauch her.
Of the younger men, many were sleeping off the debauch of the previous evening.
The place was deserted, strewed with débris of the night's debauch.
Is it no part of the price that you spend your days in pleasure and your nights in debauch?
1590s, from Middle French débaucher "entice from work or duty," from Old French desbaucher "to lead astray," supposedly literally "to trim (wood) to make a beam" (from bauch "beam," from Frankish balk or some other Germanic source akin to English balk). A sense of "shaving" something away, perhaps, but the root is also said to be a word meaning "workshop," which gets toward the notion of "to lure someone off the job;" either way the sense evolution is unclear.