Prostituting
Prostitute Pros"ti*tute, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prostituted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prostituting}.] [L. prostitutus, p. p. of prostituere to prostitute; pro before, forth + statuere to put, place. See {Statute}.] 1. To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire. ``Do not prostitute thy daughter.'' --Lev. xix. 29. [1913 Webster]

2. To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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