[ UK /dˈɪsɪpˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪsəˌpeɪt/ ]
  1. to cause to separate and go in different directions
    She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  2. move away from each other
    The crowds dispersed
    The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached
  3. live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
  4. spend frivolously and unwisely
    Fritter away one's inheritance
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How To Use dissipate In A Sentence

  • If gold was really to be demonetized, then the enormous stocks relative to flows would have to be dissipated first through consumption.
  • Slow simmering retains the alcohol; fast boiling dissipates it.
  • Such a mixing of configurations is present in proteins, where the energy of the excited state is dissipated among many conformational substates.
  • Another story was that a certain dissipated youth of the community, going home one Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning, from some unhallowed orgy, was pursued by a lamb of fire, with its head cut off and hanging by a strip of skin or flame. The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career
  • That sinking feeling we'd experienced as we watched the snow fall when it was supposed to be melting dissipated.
  • In our life we are laughing more happily than anybody else.But when the crowd dissipates,we feel much more lonely than anybody else.
  • It meant resisting the temptation to chase off after secondary objectives and, in the process, dissipate resources.
  • Whereas resistive potential dividers dissipate electrical power, capacitive dividers do not.
  • Close to, the illusion of glowing feyness dissipated.
  • Flynn was still handsome, though dissipated.
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