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dissipated

[dis-uh-pey-tid] /ˈdɪs əˌpeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
indulging in or characterized by excessive devotion to pleasure; intemperate; dissolute.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; dissipate + -ed2
Related forms
dissipatedly, adverb
dissipatedness, noun
nondissipated, adjective
nondissipatedly, adverb
nondissipatedness, noun
undissipated, adjective
well-dissipated, adjective

dissipate

[dis-uh-peyt] /ˈdɪs əˌpeɪt/
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.
Origin
1525-35; < Latin dissipātus (past participle of dissipāre, dissupāre to scatter); see -ate1
Related forms
dissipater, dissipator, noun
dissipative, adjective
dissipativity
[dis-uh-puh-tiv-i-tee] /ˌdɪs ə pəˈtɪv ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
nondissipative, adjective
Synonyms
1. See scatter. 3. disappear, vanish.
Antonyms
1, 3. unite.
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Examples from the web for dissipated
  • There's a certain ghoulish excitement to all this, but it is quickly dissipated.
  • The joys of teaching can be quickly dissipated if the work environment is negative.
  • Over time, the zeal to sell big-enough chunks of these firms to enable them to become more independent has dissipated.
  • The best time to take a picture was in the evening, when the crowds dissipated and the boathouse closed.
  • Their energies have been channeled away from teaching and creative research and often are dissipated in administrative work.
  • But these electron flows inevitably produce some dissipated energy, or noise.
  • But any concerns over the possibility that advertising budgets might be trimmed appear to have dissipated.
  • In our case, my worries dissipated after bad news made its way from that sunny college a few days after our return home.
  • Yet economic momentum is quickly dissipated if it meets strong-enough counterforces.
  • Not too windy though, and the sun is shining and morning clouds have dissipated.
British Dictionary definitions for dissipated

dissipated

/ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
indulging without restraint in the pursuit of pleasure; debauched
2.
wasted, scattered, or exhausted
Derived Forms
dissipatedly, adverb
dissipatedness, noun

dissipate

/ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪt/
verb
1.
to exhaust or be exhausted by dispersion
2.
(transitive) to scatter or break up
3.
(intransitive) to indulge in the pursuit of pleasure
Derived Forms
dissipater, dissipator, noun
dissipative, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin dissipāre to disperse, from dis-1 + supāre to throw
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Word Origin and History for dissipated

dissipate

v.

early 15c., from Latin dissipatus, past participle of dissipare "to spread abroad, scatter, disperse; squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + supare "to throw, scatter," from PIE *swep- "to throw, sling, cast" (cf. Lithuanian supu "to swing, rock," Old Church Slavonic supo "to strew"). Related: Dissipated; dissipates; dissipating.

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