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dissipating


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  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. 




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