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Noun: dissipation  ,di-su'pey-shun
  1. Breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    "the dissipation of the mist"
  2. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    - profligacy, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness
  3. Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    "mindless dissipation of natural resources";
    - waste, wastefulness

Derived forms: dissipations

Type of: activity, dispersion, intemperance, intemperateness, scattering, self-indulgence

Encyclopedia: Dissipation