Definition of dissipation :
1. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
2. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
3. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
looseness, waste material, exorbitance, breakup, redundancy, adjournment, looseness of the bowels, thriftlessness, waste matter, overplus, surplus, wasteland, prodigality, permissive waste, superabundance, disintegration, play, profusion, wastefulness, waste product, barren, lavishness, diarrhea, redundance, wantonness, profligacy, excess, diarrhoea, waste, licentiousness, extravagance, superfluity, dissolving
dispersion (part of speech: noun)
loss (part of speech: noun)
dispossession, exhaustion, debit, penalty, privation, expropriation, deprivation, erosion, setback, decrease, dissolution, forfeiture, ruin, depletion, loss, shrinkage, decrement, attrition, divestiture
intemperance (part of speech: noun)
- When, therefore, we came on deck after the dissipation of the morning mist, we found ourselves in a scene very different from that which we had left. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
- M. Phlippon now began to advance more rapidly in the career of dissipation. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- No, indeed, Mr. Bott; you were one of those who preached a sermon against my dissipation in the morning, and I'm not going to allow you to join it, now the time for its enjoyment has come. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.