A little whirlwind of dissipation had blown through the days.
I have a family to support, & I can't afford this kind of dissipation.
Collectively, they are commendable, especially those located in country places, away from scenes of dissipation and profligacy.
Link Merwell showed signs of both suffering and dissipation.
The accepted opinion is that Poe's dissipation was his chief fault, as it was that to which was owing his ruin in the end.
dissipation has never been a satisfactory substitute for happiness.
I returned it at once with the excuse that I feared incapacitating myself for work by dissipation.
Then a new turn was given to the dissipation in which May was dipping.
The fact is that one winter of dissipation has done the work of ruin.
Desperation for her loss had plunged him into the wildest excesses of dissipation.
early 15c., "act of scattering," from Latin dissipationem (nominative dissipatio), noun of action from past participle stem of dissipare (see dissipate). Meaning "intemperate mode of living" is from 1784.