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I relaxed and enjoyed the evening without slipping into the surrounding debauchery.
excessive drinking, casual sex, and/or drug abuse while partying — possibly for an evening, but often implying a wasteful, decadent life

In the form, debauch or archaically in the form debauchery the word more commonly means "to corrupt or seduce from virtue, duty, or allegiance" as when Edmund Burke wrote "Learning not debauched by ambition," and "The republic of Paris will endeavor to complete the debauchery of the army."
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