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dissipate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dissipate

  1. 1 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart <dissipated the enemy forces with unremitting artillery fire> Synonyms clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, scatter, squanderRelated Words break up, isolate, part, segregate, separate, split (up); diffuse, disseminate, diverge, spreadNear Antonyms agglutinate, conglomerate; unify, uniteAntonyms assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gather, ingather

  2. 2 to use up carelessly <dissipated the family fortune in reckless business ventures> Synonyms blow, waste, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, throw away, trifle (away)Related Words splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms conserve

  3. 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> Synonyms disassemble, disperse, dissolve, scatterRelated Words branch (out), break up, disband, diverge, divide, fork, separate, spill; clear, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, go (away), meltNear Antonyms congregate, gather, meet



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