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dis·si·pate

 (dĭs′ə-pāt′)
v. dis·si·pat·ed, dis·si·pat·ing, dis·si·pates
v.tr.
1.
a. To break apart or attenuate to the point of disappearing: The wind finally dissipated the smoke. See Synonyms at scatter.
b. To drive away; cause to vanish: a discovery that dissipated his doubts.
2.
a. To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander: dissipated his fortune in casinos.
b. To use up, especially recklessly; exhaust: dissipated their energy. See Synonyms at waste.
3. To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
v.intr.
1. To be attenuated and vanish: The dark clouds finally dissipated.
2. To become dispelled; vanish: His anger dissipated in time.

[Middle English dissipaten, from Latin dissipāre, dissipāt-.]

dis′si·pat′er, dis′si·pa′tor n.
dis′si·pa′tive adj.

dissipate

(ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪt)
vb
1. to exhaust or be exhausted by dispersion
2. (tr) to scatter or break up
3. (intr) to indulge in the pursuit of pleasure
[C15: from Latin dissipāre to disperse, from dis-1 + supāre to throw]
ˈdissiˌpater, ˈdissiˌpator n
ˈdissiˌpative adj

dis•si•pate

(ˈdɪs əˌpeɪt)

v. -pat•ed, -pat•ing. v.t.
1. to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel.
2. to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly; deplete.
v.i.
3. to become scattered or dispersed.
4. to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.
[1525–35; < Latin dissipātus, past participle of dissipāre, dissupāre to scatter]
dis′si•pat`er, dis′si•pa`tor, n.
dis′si•pa`tive, adj.
syn: See scatter.

dissipate


Past participle: dissipated
Gerund: dissipating

Imperative
dissipate
dissipate
Present
I dissipate
you dissipate
he/she/it dissipates
we dissipate
you dissipate
they dissipate
Preterite
I dissipated
you dissipated
he/she/it dissipated
we dissipated
you dissipated
they dissipated
Present Continuous
I am dissipating
you are dissipating
he/she/it is dissipating
we are dissipating
you are dissipating
they are dissipating
Present Perfect
I have dissipated
you have dissipated
he/she/it has dissipated
we have dissipated
you have dissipated
they have dissipated
Past Continuous
I was dissipating
you were dissipating
he/she/it was dissipating
we were dissipating
you were dissipating
they were dissipating
Past Perfect
I had dissipated
you had dissipated
he/she/it had dissipated
we had dissipated
you had dissipated
they had dissipated
Future
I will dissipate
you will dissipate
he/she/it will dissipate
we will dissipate
you will dissipate
they will dissipate
Future Perfect
I will have dissipated
you will have dissipated
he/she/it will have dissipated
we will have dissipated
you will have dissipated
they will have dissipated
Future Continuous
I will be dissipating
you will be dissipating
he/she/it will be dissipating
we will be dissipating
you will be dissipating
they will be dissipating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissipating
you have been dissipating
he/she/it has been dissipating
we have been dissipating
you have been dissipating
they have been dissipating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dissipating
you will have been dissipating
he/she/it will have been dissipating
we will have been dissipating
you will have been dissipating
they will have been dissipating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dissipating
you had been dissipating
he/she/it had been dissipating
we had been dissipating
you had been dissipating
they had been dissipating
Conditional
I would dissipate
you would dissipate
he/she/it would dissipate
we would dissipate
you would dissipate
they would dissipate
Past Conditional
I would have dissipated
you would have dissipated
he/she/it would have dissipated
we would have dissipated
you would have dissipated
they would have dissipated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dissipate - to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
disband - cause to break up or cease to function; "the principal disbanded the political student organization"
divide, separate - make a division or separation
2.dissipate - move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
aerosolise, aerosolize - become dispersed as an aerosol; "the bacteria quickly aerosolised"
break - scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
volley - be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
part, split, separate - go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
3.dissipate - spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
4.dissipate - live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"

dissipate

verb
1. disappear, fade, vanish, dissolve, disperse, evaporate, diffuse, melt away, evanesce The tension in the room had dissipated.
2. squander, spend, waste, consume, run through, deplete, expend, fritter away, misspend Her father had dissipated her inheritance.

dissipate

verb
1. To cause to separate and go in various directions:
2. To disappear by or as if by rising:
3. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly:
Slang: blow.
4. To use up foolishly or needlessly:
Translations

dissipate

[ˈdɪsɪpeɪt]
A. VT
1. (= dispel) [+ fear, doubt etc] → disipar
2. (= waste) [+ efforts, fortune] → derrochar
B. VIdisiparse

dissipate

[ˈdɪsɪpeɪt]
vt
(= disperse) [+ heat, smoke] → dissiper
(= calm) [+ tension, anger] → apaiser
(= waste) [+ energy] → gaspiller; [+ efforts] → disperser; [+ money] → gaspiller; [+ inheritance, wealth] → dilapider
vi
(= disperse) [heat, smoke] → se dissiper
(= calm) [tension, anger] → s'apaiser
(= be wasted) [energy] → se gaspiller; [efforts] → se disperser; [money] → se dilapider

dissipate

vt
(= dispel) fogauflösen; heatableiten; doubts, fearszerstreuen; tensionlösen
energy, effortsverschwenden, vergeuden; fortuneverschwenden
vi (clouds, fog)sich auflösen; (crowd, doubts, fear also)sich zerstreuen; (tension)sich lösen

dissipate

[ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪt] vt (frm) → dissipare
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