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Meaning of prostitute

pros•ti•tute

Pronunciation: (pros'ti-tt", -tyt"), [key]
— n., v., -tut•ed, -tut•ing.
—n.
  1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot.
  2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money.
  3. a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usually for money.
—v.t.
  1. to sell or offer (oneself&hasp;) as a prostitute.
  2. to put to any base or unworthy use: to prostitute one's talents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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