1. [ noun ] dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
Synonyms: dissolution licentiousness profligacy
Related terms: intemperance dissipate
2. [ noun ] breaking up and scattering by dispersion

"the dissipation of the mist"

Related terms: dispersion disperse
3. [ noun ] useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
Synonyms: waste wastefulness

: "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste" "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

Related terms: activity waste_of_time waste_of_material boondoggle waste_of_money extravagance waste_of_effort squandering consume shoot
Similar spelling:   disputation