dissipated

[ dis-uh-pey-tid ]
/ ˈdɪs əˌpeɪ tɪd /

adjective

indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute.

Origin of dissipated

First recorded in 1600–10; dissipate + -ed2
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Definition for dissipated (2 of 2)

dissipate

[ dis-uh-peyt ]
/ ˈdɪs əˌpeɪt /

verb (used with object), dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·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·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing.

to become scattered or dispersed; be dispelled; disintegrate: The sun shone and the mist dissipated.
to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.

Origin of dissipate

1525–35; < Latin dissipātus (past participle of dissipāre, dissupāre to scatter); see -ate1
SYNONYMS FOR dissipate
1 See scatter.
3 disappear, vanish.
Related formsdis·si·pat·er, dis·si·pa·tor, noundis·si·pa·tive, adjectivedis·si·pa·tiv·i·ty [dis-uh-puh-tiv-i-tee] /ˌdɪs ə pəˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·dis·si·pa·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dissipated (1 of 2)

dissipated

/ (ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪtɪd) /

adjective

indulging without restraint in the pursuit of pleasure; debauched
wasted, scattered, or exhausted

Derived Formsdissipatedly, adverbdissipatedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for dissipated (2 of 2)

dissipate

/ (ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪt) /

verb

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

Derived Formsdissipater or dissipator, noundissipative, adjective

Word Origin for dissipate

C15: from Latin dissipāre to disperse, from dis- 1 + supāre to throw
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