Wantoning
Wanton Wan"ton, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wantoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wantoning}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic. [1913 Webster]

Nature here wantoned as in her prime. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

How merrily we would sally into the fields, and strip under the first warmth of the sun, and wanton like young dace in the streams! --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

2. To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously. [1913 Webster]


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