dissipative

dissipate

[dis-uh-peyt]
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

dissipater, dissipator, noun
dissipative, adjective
dissipativity [dis-uh-puh-tiv-i-tee] , noun
nondissipative, adjective


1. See scatter. 3. disappear, vanish.


1, 3. unite.
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dissipate (ˈdɪsɪˌpeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to exhaust or be exhausted by dispersion
2.  (tr) to scatter or break up
3.  (intr) to indulge in the pursuit of pleasure
 
[C15: from Latin dissipāre to disperse, from dis-1 + supāre to throw]
 
'dissipater
 
n
 
'dissipator
 
n
 
'dissipative
 
adj

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dissipate
1530s, from L. dissipatus, pp. of dissipare "disperse, squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" + supare "to throw, scatter." Related: Dissipated; dissipates; dissipating.
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