debauched

[dih-bawcht]
adjective
1.
displaying the effect of excessive indulgence in sensual pleasure: a flabby and debauched face.
2.
corrupted; debased: debauched morals.

Origin:
1590–1600; debauch + -ed2

debauchedly [dih-baw-chid-lee] , adverb
debauchedness, noun
undebauched, adjective


2. depraved, dissipated, profligate; immoral.
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debauch

[dih-bawch] ,
verb (used with object)
1.
to corrupt by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.
2.
to corrupt or pervert; sully: His honesty was debauched by the prospect of easy money.
3.
Archaic. to lead away, as from allegiance or duty.
verb (used without object)
4.
to indulge in debauchery.
noun
5.
a period of wanton or sensual self-indulgence.
6.
an uninhibited spree or party; orgy: a wild debauch.

Origin:
1585–95; < French débaucher to entice away from duty, debauch, Old French desbauchier to disperse, scatter, equivalent to des- dis-1 + -bauchier, derivative of bauc, bauch beam (< Germanic; see balcony, balk; compare French ébaucher to rough-hew); hence, presumably, to hew (beams) > to split, separate > to separate from work or duty

debaucher, noun
debauchment, noun

debauch, debouch.


1. See debase.
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debauch (dɪˈbɔːtʃ)
 
vb
1.  (when tr, usually passive) to lead into a life of depraved self-indulgence
2.  (tr) to seduce (a woman)
 
n
3.  an instance or period of extreme dissipation
 
[C16: from Old French desbaucher to corrupt, literally: to shape (timber) roughly, from bauch beam, of Germanic origin]
 
debauchedly
 
adv
 
de'bauchedness
 
n
 
de'baucher
 
n
 
de'bauchery
 
n
 
de'bauchment
 
n

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debauch
1590s, from M.Fr. debaucher "entice from work or duty," from O.Fr. desbaucher "to lead astray," supposedly lit. "to trim (wood) to make a beam" (from bauch "beam," from Frankish balk; from the same Gmc. source that yielded English balk, q.v.). 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
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Sometimes intellectual and inspiring, sometimes debauched and depraved, it is always eye-opening.
As many countries around the world are finding out, the chickens have come home
  to roost from their decades of debauched spending.
The press have also been reminded that they are considered sordid and debauched.
Because he was supine and less animated, he looked more debauched.
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