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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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