Definition of dissipation
- the dissipation of the family's fortune
Insulation helps prevent the dissipation of heat from houses in the winter.
a movie about the dissipation of a famous heir's fortune
He lived a life of dissipation.
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corruption, corruptness, debasement, debauchery, decadence, decadency, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, demoralization, depravity, dissipatedness, dissoluteness, perversion, rakishness, turpitude;
: the process of slowly disappearing or becoming less
: the act of using all or a lot of money, time, etc., in a foolish way
: behavior that shows you are interested only in pleasure, money, etc.
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subject to rapid or unexpected change
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