Variant of dissipate
- to break up and scatter; dispel; disperse
- to drive completely away; make disappear
- to waste or squander
Origin: ME dissipaten < L dissipatus, pp. of dissipare, to scatter < dis-, apart + supare, to throw < IE base *swep- > Sans svapū, broom, LowG swabbeln, to swab
- to be dissipated; disperse or vanish
- to spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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