- squandered or wasted
- characterized by, or showing the harmful effects of, dissipation
The definition of dissipated is scattered or wasted.
When a smell was really strong but now it has started to fade and is no longer really there, this is an example of when the smell has dissipated.
- Intemperate in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute.
- Wasted or squandered.
- Irreversibly lost. Used of energy.
- simple past tense and past participle of dissipate
- He tossed it in the air, and it dissipated into sparkles that floated upward.
- Inheriting the estate conferred upon his father for services rendered during the victorious expedition (1229) against the Balearic Islands, Lull was married at an early age to Blanca Picany, and, according to his own account, led a dissipated life till 1266 when, on five different occasions, he beheld the vision of Christ crucified.
- He attended to army affairs reluctantly, left everything to his generals, and while awaiting the Emperor's arrival led a dissipated life.
- It dissipated into black smoke in his hands.
- Any gentleness he felt with Deidre dissipated at the arrival of her mate.