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1. The act of dissipating or the condition of having been dissipated.
2. Wasteful expenditure or consumption.
3. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; intemperance.
4. An amusement; a diversion.
1. the act of dissipating or condition of being dissipated
2. unrestrained indulgence in physical pleasures, esp alcohol
3. excessive expenditure; wastefulness
4. amusement; diversion
dis•si•pa•tion(ˌdɪs əˈpeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of dissipating.
2. the state of being dissipated; dispersion; disintegration.
3. a wasting by misuse: the dissipation of a fortune.
4. amusement; diversion.
5. dissolute way of living, esp. excessive drinking of liquor; intemperance.
6. a process in which energy is used or lost without accomplishing useful work, as friction causing loss of mechanical energy.
[1535–45; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||dissipation - breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist"|
|2.||dissipation - dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure|
|3.||dissipation - 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"|
boondoggle - work of little or no value done merely to look busy
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
waste of material - a useless consumption of material
waste of money - money spent for inadequate return; "the senator said that the project was a waste of money"
waste of time - the devotion of time to a useless activity; "the waste of time could prove fatal"
squandering - spending resources lavishly and wastefully; "more wasteful than the squandering of time"
1. dispersal, scattering, vanishing, disappearance, disintegration, dissolution, dissemination the dissipation of heat
2. waste, spending, squandering, blowing (slang), consumption, throwing away, misuse, frittering away, misspending the dissipation of my wealth
n. disipación, vida disipada; dispersión.