dissipation

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[ UK /dˌɪsɪpˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃən/ ]
NOUN
  1. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  2. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    mindless dissipation of natural resources
  3. breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    the dissipation of the mist
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How To Use dissipation In A Sentence

  • Part of Doyle's reputation for dissipation is cultivated.
  • He had spent some years in dissipation, which had disfigured him more than the wounds. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
  • The franchise needs continuity to ensure that positive public perception isn't forfeited unnecessarily through the dissipation or reduction of essential experience.
  • The plaintiff is relieved of the burden of managing a large sum of money and is protected from possible dissipation of the funds.
  • Reflect upon him, too, in your moments of dissipation, and let his idea controul your indiscretions -- not merely in an hour of contradiction call peevishly upon his name, only to wound the dearest friend you have. A Simple Story
  • The round of fashionable dissipation is dangerous. The Coquette, or, The History of Eliza Wharton: A Novel Founded on Fact
  • Using the German high - quality aluminum shell, the introduction of foreign advanced equipment, die - casting, good heat dissipation.
  • Besides higher heat dissipation and power consumption, a longer pipeline in a modern superscalar processor capable of out-of-order execution leads to other negative effects.
  • He was a small man, not ill-made by Nature, but reduced to unnatural tenuity by dissipation-a corporeal attribute of which he was apt to boast, as it enabled him, as he said, to put himself up at 7st 7lb without any ‘d — — nonsense of not eating and drinking’. Doctor Thorne
  • The result of all this conniving shadow-boxing by the media and celebrities, is the slow and steady dissipation of the resolve to take action; the outrage in the people against the perpetrators ebbs and disappears.
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