Definition of dissipate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dissipate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈdɪsəˌpeɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissipate
     
    he / she / it dissipates
     
    past simple dissipated
     
    -ing form dissipating
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to gradually become or make something become weaker until it disappears Eventually, his anger dissipated. dissipate something Her laughter soon dissipated the tension in the air.
  2. 2[transitive] dissipate something to waste something, such as time or money, especially by not planning the best way of using it synonym squander
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