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His fingers had ruffled his hair into a dissipated untidiness.

He had a steady, blue eye and a dissipated, iron-gray mustache.

Then the fiery vapour was dissipated, and the sunset ended by fading away.

Your bottle is broken, and the material it contained is dissipated.

Wild, dissipated, reckless, he was dismissed from West Point.

The gloom and petulance that had collected upon his countenance were dissipated in a moment.

The capture of Charleroi, of course, dissipated it as a dream.

"I'm 'fraid Lorenzo's gittin' dissipated in his old age," he observed.

At this date much of the evidence that may once have been available will have been dissipated.

His book had dissipated his professional energies, and he had even taken to gaming.

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.

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