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English noun: debauch

1. debauch (act) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity


Synonymsbacchanal, bacchanalia, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia


Broader (hypernym)revel, revelry


English verb: debauch

1. debauch (social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality


SamplesDebauch the young people with wine and women.
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men.
Do school counselors subvert young children?.
Corrupt the morals.


Synonymscorrupt, debase, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn









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