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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of profligare 'to strike down'

profligate

adjective
     
prof‧li‧gate formal
1 wasting money or other things in a careless way [= wasteful]:
profligate spending
the profligate use of energy resources
2 behaving in an immoral way and not caring that your behaviour is bad
profligacy noun [uncountable]
profligate noun [countable]

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