Dissipation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdɪsɪˈpeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word dissipation
Brit.  |dɪsɪˈpeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word dissipation
- breaking up and scattering by dispersion
the dissipation of the mist
- dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure (syn: dissolution, licentiousness, looseness, profligacy)
- useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly (syn: waste, wastefulness)
mindless dissipation of natural resources

Examples

Insulation helps prevent the dissipation of heat from houses in the winter.

a movie about the dissipation of a famous heir's fortune

He lived a life of dissipation.

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