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Definition 1: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dissipation in the sense of this definition

(dissipation is a kind of ...) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

"the intemperance of their language"

Definition 2: useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly - [noun denoting act]

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

  • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
  • mindless dissipation of natural resources

Synonyms for dissipation in the sense of this definition

(dissipation is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of dissipation ) work of little or no value done merely to look busy

(... is a kind of dissipation ) a useless effort

(... is a kind of dissipation ) a useless consumption of material

(... is a kind of dissipation ) money spent for inadequate return

"the senator said that the project was a waste of money"

(... is a kind of dissipation ) the devotion of time to a useless activity

"the waste of time could prove fatal"

(... is a kind of dissipation ) excessive spending

(... is a kind of dissipation ) spending resources lavishly and wastefully

"more wasteful than the squandering of time"

Definition 3: breaking up and scattering by dispersion - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the dissipation of the mist

(dissipation is a kind of ...) spreading widely or driving off

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