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To vanish by dispersion
To drive away, disperse
To use up or waste

So much for the effort and ingenuity of Montmartre. All the catering to vice and waste was on an utterly childish scale, and he suddenly realized the meaning of the word dissipate—to dissipate into thin air; to make nothing out of something.

to disperse or disappear
{v} to disperse, squander, spend
To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation
When something dissipates or when you dissipate it, it becomes less or becomes less strong until it disappears or goes away completely. The tension in the room had dissipated He wound down the windows to dissipate the heat
When someone dissipates money, time, or effort, they waste it in a foolish way. He is dissipating his time and energy on too many different things
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 destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander
live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored
To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; used esp
to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance"
move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"
{f} scatter, spread out; be scattered
dissipate tension
relieve anxiety or apprehension, reduce strain
Simple past tense and past participle of dissipate
past of dissipate
in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate
unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
Squandered; scattered
{s} scattered; dissolute, lacking restraint, debauched
to have squandered and scattered valuable possessions while devoted to pursuit of self-indulgent pleasures
disapproval If you describe someone as dissipated, you disapprove of them because they spend a lot of time drinking alcohol and enjoying other physical pleasures, and are probably unhealthy because of this. Flynn was still handsome, though dissipated. = dissolute. spending too much time enjoying physical pleasures such as drinking alcohol in a way that is harmful
Wasteful of health or possessions in the pursuit of pleasure
preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
Wasteful of health, money, etc
{i} squanderer, lavish spender; debaucher, one who indulges in extravagant pleasure
Third person singular simple present of to dissipate
present participle of dissipate