Definition of dissipate:
- To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.
- To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.
- To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; - used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.
- To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates.
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- consume (part of speech: verb)
- enervate (part of speech: verb)
- lose (part of speech: verb)
- disperse (part of speech: verb)
- "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
- "The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.", John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009.
Women do not readily sympathise with experiments whose only tangible effect is to dissipate the means of buying clothes and food for their children; and Palissy's wife, however dutiful in other respects, could not be reconciled to the purchase of more earthen pots, which seemed to her to be bought only to be broken.- "Self Help", Samuel Smiles.