Dissipation

Definition of Dissipation

Dis`si`pa´tion   Pronunciation: dĭs`sĭ`pā´shŭn
n.1.The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Without loss or dissipation of the matter.
- Bacon.
The famous dissipation of mankind.
- Sir M. Hale.
2.A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and extravagance.
- P. Henry.
3.A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Prevented from finishing them [the letters] a thousand avocations and dissipations.
- Swift.
Dissipation of energy
Same as Degradation of energy, under Degradation.

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