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dis•si•pate



Pronunciation: (dis'u-pāt"), [key]
v., -pat•ed, -pat•ing.


v.t.
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.

v.i.
1. to become scattered or dispersed; be dispelled; disintegrate: The sun shone and the mist dissipated.
2. to indulge in extravagant, intemperate, or dissolute pleasure.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

dissimulationdissipated
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