dis·​si·​pa·​tive | \ ˈdi-sə-ˌpā-tiv How to pronounce dissipative (audio) \

Definition of dissipative

: relating to dissipation especially of heat

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Recent Examples on the Web By helping to block noise and vibration paths, fewer sound-absorbing and other dissipative materials are required, contributing to the Equinox's overall weight loss. Terry Troy, cleveland.com, "Lighter Chevy Equinox offers more agility, value," 31 May 2017

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1665, in the meaning defined above

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“Dissipative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissipative. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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