dissipate


dissipate

verb

Definition of DISSIPATE

1
to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart <dissipated the enemy forces with unremitting artillery fire>
2
to use up carelessly <dissipated the family fortune in reckless business ventures>
Antonyms conserve
3
to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole <the fog should dissipate once the sun comes out in full force>
Near Antonyms congregate, gather, meet

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