Definition: squander; waste foolishly; scatter
Definition: squander; waste foolishly; scatter
Sentences Containing 'dissipate'
Most men are satisfied if they read or hear read, and perchance have been convicted by the wisdom of one good book, the Bible, and for the rest of their lives vegetate and dissipate their faculties in what is called easy reading.
The state, by encouraging, that is, by giving entire liberty to all those who, from their own interest, would attempt, without scandal or indecency, to amuse and divert the people by painting, poetry, music, dancing; by all sorts of dramatic representations and exhibitions; would easily dissipate, in the greater part of them, that melancholy and gloomy humour which is almost always the nurse of popular superstition and enthusiasm.
It occasions a general and most pernicious subversion of the fortunes of private people; enriching, in most cases, the idle and profuse debtor, at the expense of the industrious and frugal creditor; and transporting a great part of the national capital from the hands which were likely to increase and improve it, to those who are likely to dissipate and destroy it.
The feelings of our heart, the agitation of our passions, the vehemence of our affections, dissipate all its conclusions, and reduce the profound philosopher to a mere plebeian.
Temperature is the main factor in determining the decomposition rate, although the size of the package is also important since its dimensions will determine the ability to dissipate heat to the environment.
The container dissipates heat more slowly in a higher-temperature environment, so at some critical temperature heat is generated by polymerization faster than the container can dissipate it and the reaction self-accelerates.
The components inside the case cannot dissipate heat efficiently if the surrounding air is too hot.
Because multiple conductors bundled in a cable cannot dissipate heat as easily as single insulated conductors, those circuits are always rated at a lower "ampacity".
Since wires run in conduits or underground cannot dissipate heat as easily as in open air, and since adjacent circuits contribute induced currents, wiring regulations give rules to establish the current capacity (ampacity).
President Roosevelt donated $100 ($ in dollars) at the event to help dissipate the debt.
Each drum was designed with maximum efficiency in mind, and individual drums can dissipate up to of braking heat.
The parts of the dream that are retained the next day likely dissipate overnight.
As the hull approaches the wave propagation speed, however, the wake at the bow begins to build up faster than it can dissipate, and so it grows in amplitude.
For the jumper's safety, they must learn the skills required to safely transition to landing and dissipate the energy upon hitting the ground over their entire body, preventing injury.
Shutting off the engine caused the transmission oil pressure to rapidly dissipate.
As initial stroke symptoms, numbness and tingling, dissipate, an imbalance in sensation causes these later syndromes, characterizing Dejerine–Roussy syndrome.
The project includes the construction of a weir downstream to help dissipate energy from the spillway upstream of it.
They cannot make grants or otherwise dissipate the capital in their funds.
Zhang stated that this rumor must have been spread by someone who was intent to harm Li Longji, and that the best way to dissipate the rumors would be for Emperor Ruizong to transfer some of the authority to Li Longji -- an assessment that fellow chancellor Yao Chong concurred in.
Typical episodes of transient nuerapraxia only last a few seconds and symptoms dissipate entirely.
Most people simply allow the energy to churn in a cauldron of chaotic thoughts and emotions or dissipate the energy in a superficial pursuit of pleasure, but a yogi or yogini consciously accumulates and then directs it for specified purposes.
On 28 September 1991, in response to President Bush's directive to stand down the Minuteman II, personnel of the 351 OG began to dissipate launch codes and pin safety control switches at launch control centers.
Aside from possible extra costs, the chief difficulty is in responding quickly enough to delays and overcrowding before they spontaneously dissipate.
While most fronts form and dissipate relatively quickly, some, such as the fronts caused by the antarctic circumpolar current, persist for long periods of time.
What are they going to do with all this energy and interest? It's going to dissipate.
When the coil is energized with direct current, a diode is often placed across the coil to dissipate the energy from the collapsing magnetic field at deactivation, which would otherwise generate a voltage spike dangerous to semiconductor circuit components.
More Vocab Wordscornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
fancied - imagined; unreal
indigence - poverty