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dissipate

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1 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart

  • dissipated the enemy forces with unremitting artillery fire
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2 to use up carelessly

  • dissipated the family fortune in reckless business ventures
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play ducks and drakes with (or make ducks and drakes of)

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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
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scatter, disperse, dissipate, dispel mean to cause to separate or break up. scatter implies a force that drives parts or units irregularly in many directions.
    • the bowling ball scattered the pins
disperse implies a wider separation and a complete breaking up of a mass or group.
    • police dispersed the crowd
dissipate stresses complete disintegration or dissolution and final disappearance.
    • the fog was dissipated by the morning sun
dispel stresses a driving away or getting rid of as if by scattering.
    • an authoritative statement that dispelled all doubt


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