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Definition of dispite

"dispite" is probably misspelled. Trying dissipate instead Definition of dissipate

1. dissipate [ v ] spend frivolously and unwisely
Examples: "Fritter away one's inheritance"

Used in print:

(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)

As for his private monies , they were rapidly dissipated in drinking , gaming and carousing .

Synonyms dissipate fritter frivol_away fritter_away fool fool_away shoot Related Terms consume consume

2. dissipate [ v ] to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example
Examples: "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."

Used in print:

(Howard J. Parad, "Preventive casework: problems...)

Direct confrontation and acceptance of Mrs._B . 's anger against the second baby soon dissipated her fears of annihilation .

Synonyms break_up scatter dissipate disperse dispel Related Terms separate disband dispersion scatter scatter dissipation

3. dissipate [ v ] move away from each other
Examples: "The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

Used in print:

(Arthur S. Miller, "Toward a Concept of National...)

It is one of the ironic quirks of history that the viability and usefulness of nationalism and the territorial state are rapidly dissipating at precisely the time that the nation-state attained its highest number ( approximately 100 ) .

Synonyms scatter dissipate spread_out disperse Related Terms separate break aerosolise aerosolize volley scatter dispersion dissipation

4. dissipate [ v ] live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

Synonyms dissipate Related Terms live profligacy

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