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prodigal

adjective uk   /ˈprɒd.ɪ.ɡəl/ us    /ˈprɑː.dɪ-/ formal
spending large amounts of money without thinking of the future, in a way that is not wise: There have been rumours that he has been prodigal with company funds.
prodigality
noun [U] uk   /ˌprɒd.ɪˈɡæl.ɪ.ti/ us    /ˌprɑː.dɪˈɡæl.ə.t̬i/
prodigally
adverb uk   /əli/ us  
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