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dissipated


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissipated  \Dis"si*pa`ted\,  a. 
  1.  Squandered;  scattered.  ``Dissipated  wealth.''  --Johnson. 
 
  2.  Wasteful  of  health,  money,  etc.,  in  the  pursuit  of 
  pleasure;  dissolute;  intemperate. 
 
  A  life  irregular  and  dissipated.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissipate  \Dis"si*pate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissipated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dissipating}.]  [L.  dissipatus  p.  p.  of 
  dissipare;  dis-  +  an  obsolete  verb  sipare,  supare.  to  throw.] 
  1.  To  scatter  completely;  to  disperse  and  cause  to  disappear; 
  --  used  esp.  of  the  dispersion  of  things  that  can  never 
  again  be  collected  or  restored. 
 
  Dissipated  those  foggy  mists  of  error.  --Selden. 
 
  I  soon  dissipated  his  fears.  --Cook. 
 
  The  extreme  tendency  of  civilization  is  to  dissipate 
  all  intellectual  energy.  --Hazlitt. 
 
  2.  To  destroy  by  wasteful  extravagance  or  lavish  use  to 
  squander. 
 
  The  vast  wealth  .  .  .  was  in  three  years  dissipated. 
  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  Syn:  To  disperse;  scatter;  dispel;  spend;  squander;  waste; 
  consume;  lavish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissipated 
  adj  1:  unrestrained  by  convention  or  morality;  "Congreve  draws  a 
  debauched  aristocratic  society";  "deplorably 
  dissipated  and  degraded";  "riotous  living";  "fast 
  women"  [syn:  {debauched},  {degenerate},  {degraded},  {dissolute}, 
  {libertine},  {profligate},  {riotous},  {fast}] 
  2:  preoccupied  with  the  pursuit  of  pleasure  and  especially 
  games  of  chance;  "led  a  dissipated  life";  "a  betting  man"; 
  "a  card-playing  son  of  a  bitch";  "a  gambling  fool"; 
  "sporting  gents  and  their  ladies"  [syn:  {betting},  {card-playing}, 
  {gambling},  {sporting}] 




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