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Definition of Dissipate
Dissipate Dis"si*pate, v. i.
1. To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to
scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud
gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun;
the heat of a body dissipates.
2. To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit
of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.
DissipateDissipate Dis"si*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissipated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Dissipating.] [L. dissipatus, p. p. of
dissipare; dis- + an obsolete verb sipare, supare. to throw.]
1. To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear;
-- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never
again be collected or restored.
Dissipated those foggy mists of error. --Selden.
I soon dissipated his fears. --Cook.
The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate
all intellectual energy. --Hazlitt.
2. To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to
The vast wealth . . . was in three years dissipated.
Syn: To disperse; scatter; dispel; spend; squander; waste;
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