Dissipation definition

dĭsə-pāshən
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.
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Wasteful expenditure or consumption.
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Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure; intemperance.
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An amusement; a diversion.
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A scattering or being scattered; dispersion.
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The loss of energy from a physical system, most often in the form of heat.
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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.

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The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
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A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
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(physics) A loss of energy, usually as heat, from a dynamic system.
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A wasting or squandering.
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An idle or frivolous amusement or diversion.
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Indulgence in pleasure to the point of harming oneself; intemperance; dissoluteness.
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The act of dissipating or the condition of having been dissipated.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dissipation
Plural:
dissipations