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American English: /dəˈbɔtʃ/
British English: /dɪˈbɔːtʃ/

Translation of debauch in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Is it ethical to do so, is it moral to debauch one's artistic integrity at the altar of Oscar greed?
    • Lenin is said to have said the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency.
    • This administration has debauched our once independent civil service. It has also plundered our pension funds, condemning millions to meagre pickings in their retirement.
    Example sentences
    • This is why men who weary their imagination in books are less suitable for procreative functions; while those who dissipate their spirits in debauching women cannot apply themselves to serious study.
    • Apparently the Count debauches his own mother before turning paedophile.
    • When the Scots diarist James Boswell travelled to Corsica in 1765, he was warned he would be killed instantly if he so much as attempted ‘to debauch any of their women’.


  • [literary]
    Example sentences
    • To his credit, Boswell never sought to downplay his debauches.
    • Yet a mere six months later, Sade is engaging in his most outrageous debauches to date.
    • As the youth is guided to his bed, he is assaulted by ‘unspeakable odors’ that seem to be ‘the fumes from a thousand bygone debauches’.
    Example sentences
    • I can't speak for other Londoners, but May Day Riots are rapidly joining the London Marathon as events that I never witness as such, yet whose aftermath always somehow impinges, usually when I'm off in search of debauch.
    • The place had a reputation for hands-on debauch (and was reportedly raided by cops earlier this year), so of course we were curious.
    • The roots of many carnivals around the world are in pre-Lenten debauch - a time to get down and dirty before those 40 days of strained piety.
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