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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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