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Dissipation meaning

dissipation - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
  4. 4. Dispersion; dissolute course of life.

dissipation - examples of usage

  1. The effects of his overnight dissipation had entirely passed. - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
  2. You will not catch pneumonia after breaking through the ice or getting lost in the snow, unless you already have the germs of the disease in your mouth and throat, and your constitution has already been run down by bad air, under- feeding, overwork, or dissipation. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  3. Thanks to common sense, we shall avoid the weariness of late nights and the danger of giving oneself up to the delights of dissipation. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
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