- Dissipation is defined as the act of scattering around or being wasteful.
When you spend money and resources carelessly, this is an example of dissipation.
dissipation definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a scattering or being scattered; dispersion
- a wasting or squandering
- an idle or frivolous amusement or diversion
- indulgence in pleasure to the point of harming oneself; intemperance; dissoluteness
Origin: Middle English dissipacioun ; from Classical Latin dissipatio: see dissipate
dissipation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of dissipating or the condition of having been dissipated.
- Wasteful expenditure or consumption.
- Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; intemperance.
- An amusement; a diversion.
dissipation - Science Definition
The loss of energy from a physical system, most often in the form of heat.