Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 04/20/16 Dissipate

Dissipate (verb)
dissipate [dis-uh-peyt]
(previously 01-12-13)

verb (used with object), dissipated, dissipating.
1. to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel.
2. to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly; squander; deplete: to dissipate one's talents; to dissipate a fortune on high living.

verb (used without object), dissipated, dissipating.
3. to become scattered or dispersed; be dispelled; disintegrate: The sun shone and the mist dissipated.
4. to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.

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1. See scatter.
3. disappear, vanish.

1, 3. unite.

Origin: 1525-35; < Latin dissipatus (past participle of dissipare, dissupare to scatter); see -ate

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