Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dissipate

4 senses of dissipate

Sense 1
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter -- (to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")
       => separate, divide -- (make a division or separation)

Sense 2
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out -- (move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)
       => separate, part, split -- (go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party")

Sense 3
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away -- (spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance")
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Sense 4
dissipate -- (live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption)
       => live -- (lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war")

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