PROF'LIGATE, a. [L. 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, n. 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, v.t. To drive away; a Latin signification. [Not used.]

1. To overcome. [Not used.]