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Verb: dissipate  'di-su,peyt
  1. Cause to separate and go in different directions
    "She waved her hand and dissipated the crowds";
    - disperse, dispel, break up, scatter
  2. Move away from each other
    "The crowds dissipated";
    - disperse, scatter, spread out
  3. Spend frivolously and unwisely
    - fritter, frivol away, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away
  4. Live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

Derived forms: dissipating, dissipates, dissipated

See also: distribute

Type of: consume, divide, live, part, separate, split, squander, ware [archaic], waste

Encyclopedia: Dissipate