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 for debauch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Debauch \De*bauch"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Debauched; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Debauching.] [F. d['e]baucher, prob.
     originally, to entice away from the workshop; pref. d['e]-
     (L. dis- or de) + OF. bauche, bauge, hut, cf. F. bauge lair
     of a wild boar; prob. from G. or Icel., cf. Icel. b[=a]lkr.
     See Balk, n.]
     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.
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           Learning not debauched by ambition.      --Burke.
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           A man must have got his conscience thoroughly debauched
           and hardened before he can arrive to the height of sin.
                                                    --South.
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           Her pride debauched her judgment and her eyes.
                                                    --Cowley.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Debauch \De*bauch"\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]bauche.]
     1. Excess in eating or drinking; intemperance; drunkenness;
        lewdness; debauchery.
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              The first physicians by debauch were made. --Dryden.
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     2. An act or occasion of debauchery.
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              Silenus, from his night's debauch,
              Fatigued and sick.                    --Cowley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  debauch
      n 1: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and
           promiscuity [syn: orgy, debauch, debauchery,
           saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken
           revelry]
      v 1: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch
           the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was
           accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors
           subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals" [syn:
           corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize,
           demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate,
           deprave, misdirect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  129 Moby Thesaurus words for "debauch":
     abuse, adulterate, alloy, bacchanal, bacchanalia, bacchanalian,
     bastardize, bat, be promiscuous, bender, betray, binge, bout,
     brutalize, bust, canker, carousal, carouse, celebrate, celebration,
     chase women, cheapen, coarsen, commit adultery, compotation,
     confound, contaminate, corrupt, cut loose, debase, debauchery,
     debauchment, deceive, decoy, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade,
     demoralize, denature, deprave, desecrate, despoil, devalue,
     dissipate, dissipation, distort, drinking bout, drunk,
     drunken carousal, escapade, fling, force, fornicate, free living,
     grovel, guzzle, hell around, high living, infect, inveigle, jag,
     jollify, jolly, killing pace, lark, lead astray, let go, let loose,
     let off steam, licentiousness, live hard, lure, make merry,
     make whoopee, mislead, misuse, orgy, party, pervert, philander,
     ploy, plunge into dissipation, poison, pollute, potation,
     prostitute, pub-crawl, raise hell, rake, randan, randy, rape,
     ravage, ravish, revel, riotous living, roister, ruin, run riot,
     saturnalia, seduce, see life, skylark, sleep around, soil, spree,
     step out, sully, swing, symposium, taint, tear, tempt, toot, twist,
     ulcerate, undo, violate, vitiate, vulgarize, wallow, wanton, warp,
     wassail, whoop it up, whore, wingding, womanize
  
  

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