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English verb: dissipate

1. dissipate (motion) to cause to separate and go in different directions

SamplesShe waved her hand and scattered the crowds.

Synonymsbreak up, dispel, disperse, scatter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)divide, separate

Narrower (hyponym)disband

2. dissipate (motion) move away from each other

SamplesThe crowds dispersed.
The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached.

Synonymsdisperse, scatter, spread out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)part, separate, split

Narrower (hyponym)aerosolise, aerosolize, break, volley

3. dissipate (consumption) spend frivolously and unwisely

SamplesFritter away one's inheritance.

Synonymsfool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, shoot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

Entailconsume, deplete, eat, eat up, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out

4. dissipate (stative) live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)live

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