disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)
to cause to separate and go in different directions
"She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out(verb)
move away from each other
"The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)
spend frivolously and unwisely
"Fritter away one's inheritance"
live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
To drive away, disperse.
To use up or waste.
To vanish by dispersion.
Origin: From dissipatus, past participle of dissipare, also written dissupare, from dis- + supare, also in comp. insipare.
to scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored
to destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander
to separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates
to be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis′i-pāt, v.t. to scatter: to squander: to waste.—v.i. to separate and disappear: to waste away: (coll.) to be dissolute in conduct.—adj. Diss′ipable, that may be dissipated.—p.adj. Diss′ipated, dissolute, esp. addicted to drinking.—n. Dissipā′tion, dispersion: state of being dispersed: scattered attention: a dissolute course of life, esp. hard drinking.—adj. Diss′ipative, tending to dissipate or disperse: connected with the dissipation of energy. [L. dissipāre, -ātum—dis, asunder, and obs. supāre, which appears in insipĕre, to throw into.]
The numerical value of dissipate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of dissipate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If this is a shallow issue for people, it will dissipate when the next issue comes along.
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.
Headlines out of Greece are going to dissipate a bit and with that the U.S. earnings picture is going to start to emerge as the important factor.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
The glow of this will dissipate. The question is, are you building a record of moving people forward and taking people from poverty to the working middle class? you can't just hang your hat on one good deed.
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