verb (used with object), dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing.
Origin of dissipate
Examples from the Web for dissipate
It will dissipate support for building the coalition and sustaining its efforts over the coming years.Here's How to Dig Out of This 'Stupid Sh*t' U.S. Foreign Policy|Leslie H. Gelb|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we aspire to that personally and legislate for it publicly, the ugliness will dissipate.In Gay Rights Fights, Bullies Love to Play the Victim|Tim Teeman|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think that the skepticism and the cynicism that she had began to dissipate over time,” McKeon says.Bronx Judge Helps Dominique Strauss-Kahn Maid Nafissatou Diallo Find Justice|Michael Daly|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Both he and Mark had agreements with the bankruptcy trustee not to dissipate or try to move assets.
RULE: Wait for the afterglow to dissipate—and the pants to go on—before you pick up the phone after sex.
I mention them in this place only in order to dissipate at once a foolish dream.The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)|James Anthony Froude
To dissipate the too suspicious silence, I have occasionally made curious sounds, at which I am an adept.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
In India it is used in “bilious diseases” and to dissipate all sorts of tumors.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Lawrence again puffed out a cloud of smoke and watched it dissipate in the blue air.Friendship and Folly|Maria Louise Pool
The note then goes on to say that it is necessary to dissipate the apprehensions of Prussia.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
British Dictionary definitions for dissipate
Word Origin for dissipate
Word Origin and History for dissipate
early 15c., from Latin dissipatus, past participle of dissipare "to spread abroad, scatter, disperse; squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + supare "to throw, scatter," from PIE *swep- "to throw, sling, cast" (cf. Lithuanian supu "to swing, rock," Old Church Slavonic supo "to strew"). Related: Dissipated; dissipates; dissipating.