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dissipate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dissipate

(verb) to cause to separate and go in different directions
Synonyms : break up , dispel , disperse , scatter
Example Sentence
  • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

(verb) move away from each other
Synonyms : disperse , scatter , spread out
Example Sentence
  • The crowds dispersed
  • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

(verb) spend frivolously and unwisely
Example Sentence
  • Fritter away one's inheritance

(verb) live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dissipate

di-SIP-ATE Sip = drinking, Ate = Eating,, a life of drinking and eating , thus spending a lot and pursuin pleasure!
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by saurabhkumar87

healthy person shud dissipate its pate (stomach)
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by guptaashvarya

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