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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= dispersal) [heat, smoke] → dissipation f
(= calming) [tension, anger] → apaisement m
(= wasting) [energy] → gaspillage m; [efforts] → dispersion f; [money] → gaspillage m; [wealth] → dilapidation f
(literary) (= debauchery) → débauche f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
dissipation[ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃ/ən] n (frm) (of fears) → dissolvimento; (of money, fortune, effort) → dissipazione f; (debauchery) → dissolutezza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. disipación, vida disipada; dispersión.
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