Debauchery  

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As a noun, debauchery means indulgence in sensual pleasures; scandalous activities involving sex, alcohol, or drugs without inhibition. The adjective debauched connotes corrupted; immoral and self-indulgent.

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Etymology

1590s, from Middle French desbaucher (“entice from work or duty”), from Old French desbaucher (“to lead astray”), from des- + bauch (“beam”), from Frankish *balko, from Proto-Germanic *balkô, from Proto-Indo-European *bhelg- (“beam, plank”); latter origin of balk.

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