- displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched face.
- corrupted; debased: debauched morals.
Origin of debauched
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- to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.
- to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money.
- Archaic. to lead away, as from allegiance or duty.
- to indulge in debauchery.
- a period of wanton or sensual self-indulgence.
- an uninhibited spree or party; orgy: a wild debauch.
Origin of debauch
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Examples from the Web for debauched
When Druz visited Crimea before, he said, he felt disturbed by the debauched atmosphere.Putin's Crimea Is a Big Anti-Gay Casino
September 8, 2014
Will readers ever get enough of the debauched, smoke-filled nightclubs of wartime Europe?French Lesbian Auto-Racer Turns Nazi Spy: Francine Prose’s Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
April 23, 2014
He and McAvoy embark on debauched trip to Germany which unfolds manically to the soundtrack of “99 Red Balloons.”The Movie ‘Filth’ Is Fun!
October 1, 2013
But she hits the mark more than she misses, e.g., a debauched rock star is described as looking like “a Pierrot gone bad.”J.K. Rowling’s Hardboiled Hoax
July 17, 2013
Kennan would later complain that his idea was debauched by the Truman administration.George Kennan by John Lewis Gaddis: A Review
December 9, 2011
Marry, you are right; you make an engrossing topic—you and your debauched father.The Sea-Hawk
Therefore,” inferred Socrates, “the debauched are in a miserable slavery.
You believe, then,” said Socrates, “that debauched persons are not free?
The corrupter of a Prince; the fellow who debauched and degraded him!'Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
Wherever the Indians were most debauched, there was he in the midst of them.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
- (when tr, usually passive) to lead into a life of depraved self-indulgence
- (tr) to seduce (a woman)
- an instance or period of extreme dissipation
Word Origin and History for debauched
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.