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
synonym study for dissipate
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
Example sentences from the Web for dissipate
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.
The momentum that both sides had developed for peace was dissipating rapidly.
Melting, dissipating in the light like a fog before sunshine.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
We spend our money for the purpose of dissipating our capital.The Dwelling House|George Vivian Poore
I feel myself capable of dissipating the phantoms which are haunting you, and to blow off all that mist.The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France
If its effects are not as dissipating as excessive heat, it none the less pinches the soul and paralyzes the body.Russia: Its People and Its Literature|Emilia Pardo Bazán
Kompuvaippu, or placing the twig of a plant on any swelling of the body, and dissipating it by blowing on it.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston