HyperDic: dissipation

English > 3 senses of the word dissipation:
NOUNeventdissipationbreaking up and scattering by dispersion
actdissipation, profligacy, dissolution, licentiousness, loosenessdissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
actdissipation, waste, wastefulnessuseless or profitless activity
dissipation > pronunciation
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English > dissipation: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningBreaking up and scattering by dispersion.
Example"the dissipation of the mist"
Broaderdispersion, scatteringSpreading widely or driving off
Verbsdissipatemove away from each other
dissipateto cause to separate and go in different directions
English > dissipation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningdissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.
Synonymsprofligacy, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness
Broaderintemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgenceexcess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
Spanishdisolución, libertinaje, soltura
Catalandissolució, llibertinatge
Verbsdissipatelive a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
English > dissipation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaninguseless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly.
Example "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
Synonymswaste, wastefulness
NarrowerboondoggleWork of little or no value done merely to look busy
extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high lifeexcessive spending / spending
squanderingspending resources lavishly and wastefully
waste of effort, waste of energyA useless effort
waste of materialA useless consumption of material
waste of moneymoney spent for inadequate return
waste of timeThe devotion of time to a useless activity
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishderroche, despilfarro, dilapidación, disipación
Catalanbalafiament, dissipació, malbaratament
Verbsdissipatespend frivolously and unwisely

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