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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]