- vt. 使堕落；使颓废
- n. 放荡
- vi. 放荡；诱使做不道德的事
来自古法语debaucher, 偏离，逃离工作职责。词源不详，可能来自de-, 向下，-bauch, 杆，栏杆，词源同balk, balcony, 即掉落栏杆的，词义由掉落引申为堕落。
- debauch (v.)
- 1590s, from Middle French débaucher "entice from work or duty," from Old French desbaucher "to lead astray," supposedly literally "to trim (wood) to make a beam" (from bauch "beam," from Frankish balk or some other Germanic source akin to English balk (n.)). 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.
- 1. You can hardly expect unquestioning obedience from last night's partner in a debauch.
- 2. Printing money would worsen inflation, debauch the currency and bring a balance - of - payments crisis.
- 启用印刷钞只能造成通货膨胀恶化, 货币脱缰,收支平衡将堕入困局.
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