verb (used with object), dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing.
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Origin of dissipate
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OTHER WORDS FROM dissipatedis·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
How to use dissipate in a sentence
Decelerating from 20,000mph dissipates a lot of heat, which is why they carry heat shields, and the final touchdown is controlled by parachutes.SpaceX Starship Prototype Exploded, but It’s Still a Giant Leap Towards Mars|Hugh Hunt|December 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
Several potential threats to the one-week funding bill appeared to dissipate on Friday.Senate approves one-week spending bill to avert midnight shutdown|Mike DeBonis, Jeff Stein, Seung Min Kim|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Those particles may spread farther or linger longer than the visible exhalation plume, which dissipates quickly to a level of concentration the camera can no longer detect.Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread|Dalton Bennett, Sarah Cahlan, Daron Taylor|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Those samples could help scientists better understand the history of the moon, shedding light on questions such as how it cooled over time and how its magnetic field dissipated.China launches its first mission to bring moon rocks back to Earth|Neel Patel|November 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
That likelihood depends, in part, on how much extra energy was absorbed and dissipated on the way.The Physicist’s New Book of Life - Issue 92: Frontiers|Michael Brooks|October 21, 2020|Nautilus
This fear, while still evident in some areas, appears to be dissipating.
It covered 61 miles in Moore and the surrounding towns before dissipating in Midwest City, Oklahoma.Moore, Oklahoma, May Be the Tornado Capital of America|Eliza Shapiro|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If this were just about Planned Parenthood or yet another battle over abortion, the outrage would be dissipating.
The momentum that both sides had developed for peace was dissipating rapidly.
A ready mode of dissipating anxiety originating from such a cause must now appear obvious.
The schools must see to it that the desultory and dissipating methods of reading, so prevalent in the home, are not encouraged.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster|Daniel Webster
The cloud cover, broken some time since, was dissipating and now a good two-thirds of the sky was wholly clear.Operation Terror|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In dissipating the allied troops by their threats, they had taken care not to dissipate their own.
Before the astonished eyes of the Terrestrials the cylinders grew thin and vanished like a puff of smoke dissipating in a wind.Giants on the Earth|Sterner St. Paul Meek