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dissipation Explained

dissipation at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['dısı'peıʃən]

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

n [U] formal
1 the process of making something gradually weaker or less until it disappears: --the dissipation of heat//
2 the enjoyment of physical pleasures in a way that is harmful: --a life of dissipation//
3 the act of wasting money, time, energy etc: --the dissipation of resources//

dissipation at French => English Of Explained:

dissipation

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

140 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissipation":
abandon, abandonment, ablation, amusement, attenuation, attrition,
blackout, blocking, broadcast, broadcasting, carousal, carouse,
carpe diem, circumfusion, conspicuous consumption, consumption,
corrosion, debauch, debauchery, debauchment, decrease, decrement,
deliquescence, dematerialization, departure, depletion,
depreciation, diffraction, diffusion, dilution, disappearance,
disappearing, dispensation, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination,
dissoluteness, dissolution, dissolving, distraction, distribution,
divergence, diversion, divertissement, drain, eclipse, elimination,
entertainment, erasure, erosion, evanescence, evaporation,
exhaustion, expansion, expenditure, extinction, extravagance,
fadeaway, fadeout, fading, fastness, fragmentation, free living,
gallantry, going, hedonism, high living, impoverishment,
incontinence, intemperance, killing pace, lavishness, leakage,
leaking purse, libertinage, libertinism, license, licentiousness,
loose purse strings, loss, melting, occultation, orgy,
overgenerosity, overgenerousness, overindulgence, overliberality,
passing, peppering, pound-foolishness, prodigality, profligacy,
profuseness, profusion, propagation, publication, radiation,
rakishness, reckless expenditure, reckless spending, recklessness,
recreation, riotous living, saturnalia, scattering, scatterment,
self-gratification, self-indulgence, sensualism, shotgun pattern,
shrinkage, sowing, spattering, splay, spread, spreading,
sprinkling, squandering, squandermania, strewing, sybaritism,
unbridledness, using, using up, vanishing, vanishing point, venery,
volatilization, voluptuousness, wantonness, wastage, waste,
wastefulness, wear and tear, wearing, wearing away, wenching,
whoring, wildness, wipe

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

[N] (Nonassemblage, Dispersion): dispersion, disjunction, divergence, aspersion, scattering, dissemination, diffusion, dissipation, distribution, apportionment, spread, interspersion, flotsam and jetsam, disjecta membra .

[N] (Intemperance): intemperance, sensuality, animalism, carnality, pleasure, luxury, luxuriousness, lap of luxury, indulgence, self-indulgence, voluptuousness, epicurism, epicureanism, dissipation, licentiousness, debauchery, revelry, debauchery, libertinism.

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

noun [U] (formal)
1 the process of disappearing or of making sth disappear:
the dissipation of energy in the form of heat
2 the act of wasting money or spending money until there is none left:
concerns about the dissipation of the country's wealth
3 (disapproving) living a life of harmful but enjoyable activities

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

noun [U] (formal)
1 the process of disappearing or of making sth disappear:
the dissipation of energy in the form of heat
2 the act of wasting money or spending money until there is none left:
concerns about the dissipation of the country's wealth
3 (disapproving) living a life of harmful but enjoyable activities

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

Dissipation \Dis`si*pa"tion\, n. [L. dissipatio: cf. F.
dissipation.]
1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of
dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.

Without loss or dissipation of the matter. --Bacon.

The famous dissipation of mankind. --Sir M. Hale.

2. 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.

To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and
extravagance. --P. Henry.

3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.

Prevented from finishing them [the letters] a
thousand avocations and dissipations. --Swift.

{Dissipation of energy}. Same as {Degradation of energy},
under {Degradation}.

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

dissipation
n 1: breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation
of the mist"
2: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: {profligacy},
{dissolution}, {licentiousness}]
3: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or
consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort
brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless
dissipation of natural resources" [syn: {waste}, {wastefulness}]

dissipation at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /%dIs@"peIS@n/
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪʃən

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
    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. Inter: quote-book » year=1913|author=Category: w - :Robert Barr (writer)|Robert Barr


    |title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad
    |chapter=4|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL1796924W
    |passage=“… This is a surprise attack, and I’d no wish that the garrison, forewarned, should escape. I am sure, Lord Stranleigh, that he has been descanting on the distraction of the woods and the camp, or perhaps the metropolitan dissipation of Philadelphia, …”
    1. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
    2. Inter: physic » s A loss of energy, usually as heat, from a dynamic system

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » act or state of dispersing


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|disipare|f, Inter: t- » ro|dispersie|f, Inter: t- » ro|disipație|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » dissolute way of life
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|dezmăț|n, Inter: t- » ro|desfrâu|n


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|ana-caitheamh|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » trifle which wastes or distracts
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » loss of energy
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » bg: разсейване, разпръскване
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: Inter: t- » sh|disipacija|f
    • Inter: ttbc » el: διάχυση, διασπορά
    • Inter: ttbc » de: Inter: t- » de|Zerstreuung
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: 散逸


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: suffix » dissiper|tion|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f
  • clearing, dissipation, disappearance

  • Translation: ar » dissipation
    Translation: da » dissipation
    Translation: et » dissipation
    Translation: el » dissipation
    Translation: eo » dissipation
    Translation: fa » dissipation
    Translation: fr » dissipation
    Translation: ko » dissipation
    Translation: id » dissipation
    Translation: hu » dissipation
    Translation: mg » dissipation
    Translation: ml » dissipation
    Translation: pl » dissipation
    Translation: ro » dissipation
    Translation: ru » dissipation
    Translation: ta » dissipation
    Translation: te » dissipation
    Translation: vi » dissipation
    Translation: zh » dissipation