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Definition 1: spend frivolously and unwisely - [verb of consumption]

Samples where dissipate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fritter away one's inheritance

Synonyms for dissipate in the sense of this definition

(dissipate is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

(dissipate implies ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Definition 2: move away from each other - [verb of motion]

Samples where dissipate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowds dispersed
  • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

Synonyms for dissipate in the sense of this definition

(dissipate is a kind of ...) go one's own way; move apart

"The friends separated after the party"

(... is a kind of dissipate ) become dispersed as an aerosol

"the bacteria quickly aerosolised"

(... is a kind of dissipate ) scatter or part

"The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"

(... is a kind of dissipate ) be dispersed in a volley

"gun shots volleyed at the attackers"

Definition 3: to cause to separate and go in different directions - [verb of motion]

Samples where dissipate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

Synonyms for dissipate in the sense of this definition

(dissipate is a kind of ...) make a division or separation

(... is a kind of dissipate ) cause to break up or cease to function

"the principal disbanded the political student organization"

Definition 4: live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption - [verb of stative]

(dissipate is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

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