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dissipate

[ dis-uh-peyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF dissipate
  • verbexpend, spend
  • verbdisappear

Synonyms for dissipate

  • deplete
  • use up
  • blow
  • consume
  • dump
  • lavish
  • misspend
  • misuse
  • squander
  • waste
  • be wasteful with
  • burn up
  • fritter away
  • indulge oneself
  • kiss goodbye
  • run through
  • throw away
  • trifle away
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Antonyms for dissipate

  • build
  • hoard
  • save
  • starve
  • accumulate
  • appear
  • collect
  • gather
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISSIPATE

Instead of this, it was the aim of our diplomacy to dissipate the opposition.

Pierre promised to repeat these words to Guillaume, so as to dissipate his fears.

But even were it this moment to dissipate, what cause have I for remorse?

There was an air of mystery about him which the inmates of the house on the Moss did nothing to dissipate.

That margin the Bulgarian prefers in the main to save rather than to dissipate.

Few things will dissipate thought as much as over-reading of newspapers.

In this manner we endeavoured to dissipate in part our ennui during the day.

Does it dissipate the mist in the head of the Northern Hound?

We have already seen that education, and that alone, will dissipate the evils of ignorance.

The lapse of a single day was sufficient to dissipate all doubts.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin dissipatus, past participle of dissipare "to spread abroad, scatter, disperse; squander, disintegrate," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + supare "to throw, scatter," from PIE *swep- "to throw, sling, cast" (cf. Lithuanian supu "to swing, rock," Old Church Slavonic supo "to strew"). Related: Dissipated; dissipates; dissipating.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISSIPATE

abuse

verbuse wrongly
  • dissipate
  • exhaust
  • misemploy
  • mishandle
  • misuse
  • overburden
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • prostitute
  • spoil
  • squander
  • taint
  • waste
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