I can recall to this very hour the sensations of headache and misery with which I awoke the morning after this debauch.
In a moment the cobwebs of his debauch began to fall from him, and he became alert.
Alcohol taken in excess, as in a debauch, leads to acute gastro-intestinal catarrh.
Of the younger men, many were sleeping off the debauch of the previous evening.
With the assistance of the mate he was put into the berth in his state-room, to sleep off the effects of his debauch.
Is it no part of the price that you spend your days in pleasure and your nights in debauch?
A cousin, the handsome Oscar de Saint-Firmin, introduces her and hopes to be able to debauch her.
The old chief seemed contrite after his debauch, but did not mention it.
The place was deserted, strewed with débris of the night's debauch.
All this was by way of preparation for the evening's 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.