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.
- 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 of dissipationMiddle English dissipacioun from Classical Latin dissipatio: see dissipate
- 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.
- The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
- A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
- A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
- (physics) A loss of energy, usually as heat, from a dynamic system