prostitution

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English[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: pros‧ti‧tu‧tion

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prostitution (uncountable)

  1. Engaging in sexual activity with another person in exchange for compensation, such as money or other valuable goods.
    • 2013 July 29, David Ingram (reporting for Reuters), Howard Goller & Bill Trott (editing for Reuters), “FBI arrests 150 in three days in sex-trafficking sweep”, news.yahoo.com, accessed on 2013-07-29:
      The FBI typically does not investigate adult prostitution, leaving it as a state and local matter, but in recent years it has made child prostitution a priority in a program the FBI calls Operation Cross Country. The program includes highway billboards asking people to call the FBI with tips.
    Her addiction brought her to the point that prostitution was the only means she had to survive.
  2. (by extension) Debasement for unworthy profit or motives.
    The television advertising job was a prostitution of the talents of one of the great writers of the century.

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French[edit]

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prostitution f (plural prostitutions)

  1. prostitution

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