Definition of prostitution noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌprɒstɪˈtjuːʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːstəˈtuːʃn//
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  1. 1the work of a prostitute Many women were forced into prostitution. child prostitution There is a long-standing prostitution trade in the port. They sold the young girl into a prostitution ring.
  2. 2prostitution of something (formal) the use of your abilities on something of little value
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prostitution