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  Definition of Dissipation
  1. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"
  2. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  3. breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist"
Similar Words: waste, wastefulness, profligacy, dissolution, licentiousness

 

Hyponyms: boondoggle, waste of effort, waste of energy, waste of material, waste of money, waste of time, extravagance, prodigality, lavishness, highlife, high life, squandering

 

Derivational Morphology: fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away, waste, blow, squander, consume, ware, disperse, dispel, break up, scatter, spread out

 

 
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