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
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Antonyms for dissipate
Related Words for dissipativelavish, careless, extravagant, destructive, reckless, profligate, cavalier, immoderate, improvident, incontinent, liberal, overdone, prodigal, profuse, ruinous, spendthrift, wanton, wild, unthrifty, dissipative
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Historical Examples of dissipative
Modest and brave men have looked on low-bosomed women in the glitter of dissipative lights with the same feeling.The Bishop of Cottontown
John Trotwood Moore
In practice the vibrations of a system are more or less affected by dissipative forces.
Word Origin 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.