dI sə peIt
1: to cause to disappear by, or as though by, dispersing or dissolving.
The sun dissipated the fog.
2: to waste by, or as though by, scattering or spreading widely; squander.
The young fool soon dissipated his fortune.
1: to disappear by, or as though by, dispersion or dissolution.
The fog dissipated as the day brightened.
2: to waste one’s health, money, talent, or the like.
“We do not get ice-cream every where, and so, when we do, we are apt to dissipate to excess. We never cared any thing about ice-cream at home, but we look upon it with a sort of idolatry now that it is so scarce in these red-hot climates of the East.” (Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad)