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English noun: dissipation

1. dissipation (event) breaking up and scattering by dispersion


SamplesThe dissipation of the mist.


Broader (hypernym)dispersion, scattering

2. dissipation (act) dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure


Synonymsdissolution, licentiousness, looseness, profligacy


Broader (hypernym)intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence

3. dissipation (act) useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly


SamplesIf the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste.
Mindless dissipation of natural resources.


Synonymswaste, wastefulness


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)boondoggle, extravagance, high life, highlife, lavishness, prodigality, squandering, waste of effort, waste of energy, waste of material, waste of money, waste of time









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