Definition of profligation in English:

profligation

noun

  • Licentious or dissolute behaviour; debauchery. rare.

Origin

Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin profligation-, profligatio waste, extravagance, ruin, destruction from classical Latin prōflīgāt-, past participial stem of prōflīgāre + -iō.

Pronunciation

profligation

/ˌprɒflɪˈɡeɪʃn/