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English definition of “debauched”


adjective     /dɪˈbɔːtʃt/ US  /-ˈbɑːtʃt/
made weaker or destroyed by bad sexual behaviour , drinking too much alcohol , taking drugs , etc.: his debauched lifestyle Morally wrong and evilDishonest debauchee     /ˌdeb.ɔːˈtʃiː/ US  /-ɑːˈʃiː/ noun [C] a debauched person : He gave a convincing stage performance as the unpleasant young debauchee.Morally wrong and evilDishonest
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