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dissipate

dis·si·pate

dissipate

 
 
pronunciation:
dI s peIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissipated, dissipates, dissipating
definition 1: to cause to disappear by, or as though by, dispersing or dissolving.
The sun dissipated the fog.
antonyms:
accumulate, concentrate, cumulate
similar words:
dispel, disperse, evaporate, melt, scatter, vanish, vaporize
definition 2: to waste by, or as though by, scattering or spreading widely; squander.
The young fool soon dissipated his fortune.
antonyms:
conserve, save
similar words:
blow, deplete, exhaust, fritter, misspend, squander, use up, wanton, waste
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to disappear by, or as though by, dispersion or dissolution.
The fog dissipated as the day brightened.
synonyms:
disperse, evanesce, evaporate
antonyms:
accumulate, amass, concentrate
similar words:
die, disappear, dispel, fade away, lift, scatter, vanish, vaporize
definition 2: to waste one's health, money, talent, or the like in the extravagant pursuit of pleasure.
antonyms:
save
similar words:
carouse, overindulge, revel, roister, wallow, wanton, waste
derivations: dissipative (adj.), dissipater (n.)