dissipated

adjective
dis·​si·​pat·​ed | \ ˈdi-sə-ˌpā-təd How to pronounce dissipated (audio) \

Definition of dissipated

: given to or marked by dissipation : dissolute

Other Words from dissipated

dissipatedly adverb
dissipatedness noun

Examples of dissipated in a Sentence

the dissipated and drunken son of the wealthiest man in the county
Recent Examples on the Web White’s dissipated dark side was no secret to his friends. Nancy Bilyeau, Town & Country, 1 Feb. 2022 The break is so complete that there was little left to tell, just a few years in which Capote becomes a dissipated caricature of himself on the way to a lonely and pitiful death. al, 11 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of dissipated

1744, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissipated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissipated. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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dissipated

adjective
dis·​si·​pat·​ed | \ ˈdi-sə-ˌpā-təd \

Kids Definition of dissipated

: indulging in bad, foolish, or harmful activities a spoiled, dissipated young man

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