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dissipate

[ dis-uh-peyt ]
/ 藞d瑟s 蓹藢pe瑟t /
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verb (used with object), dis路si路pat路ed, dis路si路pat路ing.
to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel.
to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly; squander; deplete: to dissipate one's talents; to dissipate a fortune on high living.
verb (used without object), dis路si路pat路ed, dis路si路pat路ing.
to become scattered or dispersed; be dispelled; disintegrate: The sun shone and the mist dissipated.
to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.
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Origin of dissipate

First recorded in 1525鈥35; from Latin dissip膩tus (past participle of dissip膩re, dissup膩re 鈥渢o scatter鈥); see -ate1

synonym study for dissipate

1. See scatter.

OTHER WORDS FROM dissipate

dis路si路pat路er, dis路si路pa路tor, noundis路si路pa路tive, adjectivedis路si路pa路tiv路i路ty [dis-uh-puh-tiv-i-tee], /藢d瑟s 蓹 p蓹藞t瑟v 瑟 ti/, nounnon路dis路si路pa路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissipate

dissipate
/ (藞d瑟s瑟藢pe瑟t) /

verb
to exhaust or be exhausted by dispersion
(tr) to scatter or break up
(intr) to indulge in the pursuit of pleasure

Derived forms of dissipate

dissipater or dissipator, noundissipative, adjective

Word Origin for dissipate

C15: from Latin dissip膩re to disperse, from dis- 1 + sup膩re to throw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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