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dissipate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋdIsәˏpet 〕

Pronunciation

〔 ˊdisipeit 〕


Overview of verb dissipate

The verb dissipate has 4 senses


  • disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")

  • disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)

  • fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away -- (spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance")

  • dissipate -- (live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption)