Part of speech: verb

To disperse; dispel; waste; squander.

Part of speech: verb

To scatter; vanish.

Part of speech: verb

To be wasteful or dissolute.

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Usage examples "dissipate":

  1. " I had eight hours of it in which to dissipate any doubts," he pointedly explained. - "The Prairie Mother", Arthur Stringer.
  2. I might even help to dissipate the Shadow, " to get it straight again." - "The Damned", Algernon Blackwood.
  3. These two Remedies gradually dissipate and remove the Tumour, if that may be effected without Suppuration. - "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", Samuel Auguste David Tissot.