PROF'LIGATE, adjective [Latin profligatus, profligo, to rout, to ruin; pro and fligo, to drive or dash. The word then signifies dashed, broken or ruined in morals. See Flog and Afflict.]
Abandoned to vice; lost to principle, virtue or decency; extremely vicious; shameless in wickedness; as a profligate man or wretch.
Next age will see
A race more profligate than we.
Made prostitute and profligate the muse,
Debas'd to each obscene and impious use.
PROF'LIGATE, noun An abandoned man; a wretch who has lost all regard to good principles, virtue or decency.
How could such a profligate as Antony, or a boy of eighteen like Octavius, ever dare to dream of giving law to such an empire?
PROF'LIGATE, verb transitive To drive away; a Latin signification. [Not used.]
1. To overcome. [Not used.]