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dissipation

noun

1 dissipation

Breaking up and scattering by dispersion.

Roget 961: impurity; uncleanness etc. (filth) 653; immodesty; grossness etc. adj.; indelicacy, indecency; impudicity; obscenity, ribaldry, ... show more

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Roget 377: pleasure; physical pleasure, sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure; bodily enjoyment, animal gratification, hedonism, sensuality; luxuriousness etc. adj.; dissipation, round of pleasure, ... show more

Roget 73: dispersion; disjunction etc. 44; divergence etc. 291; aspersion; scattering etc. v.; dissemination, diffusion, dissipation, ... show more



2 dissipation

Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.

synonyms: dissolution, licentiousness, looseness, profligacy.

Roget 954: intemperance; sensuality, animalism, carnality; tragalism; pleasure; effeminacy, silkiness; luxury, luxuriousness; lap of pleasure, lap of luxury; free living.    ... show more

3 dissipation

Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly:
— Mindless dissipation of natural resources.

synonyms: waste, wastefulness.

Dutch: vuil, rommel, afval, verval, wegkwijning, verspilling, verkwisting, verspillen
Polish: tracenie, marnowanie, marnotrawienie


Moby thesaurus: abandon, abandonment, ablation, amusement, attenuation, attrition, blackout, blocking, broadcast, broadcasting, carousal, carouse, carpe diem, circumfusion, conspicuous consumption, consumption, corrosion, debauch, debauchery, debauchment ... show more.

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