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[dis-uh-pey-tid] /ˈdɪs əˌpeɪ tɪd/
indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute.
Origin of dissipated
First recorded in 1600-10; dissipate + -ed2
Related forms
dissipatedly, adverb
dissipatedness, noun
nondissipated, adjective
nondissipatedly, adverb
nondissipatedness, noun
undissipated, adjective
well-dissipated, adjective Unabridged
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  • With closed eyes she lay, in the grip of a dream that was undissipated by her waking.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • The gloom of these earthly hells is undissipated by the charm of operative benevolence.

  • Ingram's better and more magnificent hopes, however, were yet undissipated.

  • The early morning, charged with the undissipated emotions of the night, is a far more beautiful hour than the evening.

    Command William McFee
British Dictionary definitions for undissipated


indulging without restraint in the pursuit of pleasure; debauched
wasted, scattered, or exhausted
Derived Forms
dissipatedly, adverb
dissipatedness, noun
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