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dissipate Explained

dissipate at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


dissipate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1532, from L. dissipatus, pp. of dissipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" + supare "to throw, scatter." Dissipation "intemperate mode of living" is first recorded 1784. ///

dissipate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v formal [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: dissipare, from supare 'to throw']//
1 [I and T] to gradually become less or weaker before disappearing completely, or to make something do this: --As he thought it over, his anger gradually dissipated.// --Little by little, the smoke was dissipated by the breeze.//
2 [T] to waste something valuable such as time, money, or energy: --His savings were soon dissipated.//

dissipate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

124 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissipate":
ablate, attenuate, be consumed, be gone, be promiscuous, blow,
blow off, blunder away, break up, burn up, carouse, cast forth,
cease, cease to be, cease to exist, chase women, clear away,
come to naught, come to nothing, commit adultery, consume, crumble,
debauch, decrease, dematerialize, depart, deplete, depreciate, die,
die away, die out, diffuse, dilute, diminish, disappear,
disintegrate, dispel, disperse, disseminate, dissolve, distribute,
do a fade-out, drain, dribble away, drive away, dwindle, erode,
evanesce, evaporate, exhaust, exit, fade, fade away, fade out,
flee, fly, fool, fornicate, fritter away, gamble away, go, go away,
go through, go to pot, go to seed, go to waste, grovel,
hang the expense, hide, lavish, leak, leak away, leave no trace,
leave the scene, live hard, make merry, melt, melt away, party,
pass, pass away, pass out, perish, peter out, philander,
plunge into dissipation, rake, retire from sight, revel, roister,
run riot, run through, run to seed, run to waste, scatter,
seize the day, shrink, sink, sink away, slather, sleep around, sow,
sow broadcast, spread out, squander, suffer an eclipse, swing,
thin, thin out, throw away, throw money around, use up, vanish,
vanish from sight, vaporize, volatilize, wallow, wanton, waste,
waste away, wear, wear away, whore, womanize

dissipate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Prodigality): be prodigal, squander, lavish, waste, dissipate, exhaust, drain, throw good money after bad, throw away one's money.

[ADJ] (Prodigality): prodigal, profuse, prodigal, thriftless, unthrifty, improvident, wasteful, extravagant, lavish, dissipated.

dissipate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (formal)
1 to gradually become or make sth become weaker until it disappears:
[V] Eventually, his anger dissipated. * [VN] Her laughter soon dissipated the tension in the air.
2 [VN] to waste sth, such as time or money, especially by not planning the best way of using it

dissipate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (formal)
1 to gradually become or make sth become weaker until it disappears:
[V] Eventually, his anger dissipated. * [VN] Her laughter soon dissipated the tension in the air.
2 [VN] to waste sth, such as time or money, especially by not planning the best way of using it

Dissipate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dissipate \Dis"si*pate\, v. i.
1. 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.

2. To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit
of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.

Dissipate \Dis"si*pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissipated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Dissipating}.] [L. dissipatus, p. p. of
dissipare; dis- + an obsolete verb sipare, supare. to throw.]
1. To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear;
-- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never
again be collected or restored.

Dissipated those foggy mists of error. --Selden.

I soon dissipated his fears. --Cook.

The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate
all intellectual energy. --Hazlitt.

2. To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to

The vast wealth . . . was in three years dissipated.
--Bp. Burnet.

Syn: To disperse; scatter; dispel; spend; squander; waste;
consume; lavish.

dissipate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: {disperse},
{dispel}, {break up}, {scatter}]
2: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The
children scattered in all directions when the teacher
approached"; [syn: {disperse}, {scatter}, {spread out}]
3: spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's
inheritance" [syn: {fritter}, {frivol away}, {shoot}, {fritter
away}, {fool}, {fool away}]
4: live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to
alcoholic consumption

dissipate at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » dissipatus, past participle of Inter: term » dissipare, also written Inter: term » dissupare||to scatter, disperse, demolish, destroy, squander, dissipate, from Inter: term » dis-||apart + Inter: term » supare||to throw, also in comp. Inter: term » insipare||to throw into.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈdɪsɪpeɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"dIs@peIt/


Inter: en-verb » dissipat|ing
  • To drive away, disperse.
    1. To use up or waste.
    2. 1931: Category: w - :F. Scott Fitzgerald|F. Scott Fitzgerald, Category: w - :Babylon Revisited|"Babylon Revisited"
    3. : So much for the effort and ingenuity of Montmartre. All the catering to vice and waste was on an utterly childish scale, and he suddenly realized the meaning of the word "dissipate"—to dissipate into thin air; to make nothing out of something.
    4. To vanish by dispersion.

      Related terms

      * dissipation


      Inter: trans-top » to drive away

  • Bulgarian: разсейвам, разпръсквам
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|rozptýlit

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|zerstreuen

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to use up or waste
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|пропилявам

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: dissiper (2,3)
    • Inter: ttbc » io: disipar (2), dispersar (3)
    • Inter: ttbc » el: διαχέω
    • Inter: ttbc » kn: Inter: t+ » kn|ಬೀರು|tr=bīru|sc=Knda

    Inter: trans-botto » m

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  • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1

  • Italian


  • Inter: conjugation of » dissipare||2|p|pres|ind|lang=it
    1. Inter: conjugation of » dissipare||2|p|imp|lang=it
    2. Inter: form of » Feminine plural|dissipato

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    Inter: la-verb-form » dissipāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » dissipo|dissipō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: ar » dissipate
    Translation: et » dissipate
    Translation: el » dissipate
    Translation: es » dissipate
    Translation: eo » dissipate
    Translation: fr » dissipate
    Translation: ko » dissipate
    Translation: io » dissipate
    Translation: kn » dissipate
    Translation: ka » dissipate
    Translation: hu » dissipate
    Translation: mg » dissipate
    Translation: ml » dissipate
    Translation: my » dissipate
    Translation: pl » dissipate
    Translation: ru » dissipate
    Category: simple:dissipate -
    Translation: sv » dissipate
    Translation: ta » dissipate
    Translation: te » dissipate
    Translation: vi » dissipate
    Translation: zh » dissipate