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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prof·li·gate /ˈprɑflɪgət, ˌget/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prof·li·gate v. t. To drive away; to overcome.
 Note: [A Latinism] [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prof·li·gate a.
 1. Overthrown; beaten; conquered. [Obs.]
    The foe is profligate, and run.   --Hudibras.
 2. Broken down in respect of rectitude, principle, virtue, or decency; openly and shamelessly immoral or vicious; dissolute; as, profligate man or wretch.
    A race more profligate than we.   --Roscommon.
    Made prostitute and profligate muse.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- Abandoned; corrupt; dissolute; vitiated; depraved; vicious; wicked. See Abandoned.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prof·li·gate, n. An abandoned person; one openly and shamelessly vicious; a dissolute person. “Such a profligate as Antony.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures" [syn:
             extravagant, prodigal, spendthrift]
      2: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a
         debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated
         and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women" [syn: debauched,
          degenerate, degraded, dissipated, dissolute, libertine,
          riotous, fast]
      n 1: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, rip,
           blood, roue]
      2: a recklessly extravagant consumer [syn: prodigal, squanderer]