dissipate: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dis'u-pāt"), [key]
— v., -pat•ed, -pat•ing.
- to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel.
- to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly; squander; deplete: to dissipate one's talents; to dissipate a fortune on high living.
- to become scattered or dispersed; be dispelled; disintegrate: The sun shone and the mist dissipated.
- to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.
- dissipate (Thesaurus)
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