Definition of dissipate :
1. To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.
2. To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.
3. To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; - used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.
4. 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)
- The boy is rightly entitled to his say about this and if he has any objections, it is for mother to meet them and dissipate them with her love and reasons. - "Heart and Soul", Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post).
- The military movements set on foot were thought to be like the ringing of bells and firing of cannon to dissipate a thunderstorm. - "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.