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dissipation

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1 a sinking to a state of low moral standards and behavior
  • the wasting of a once promising life in dissipation and drunkenness

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2 an act or process in which something scatters or is scattered
  • the dissipation of the clouds by the early morning winds

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The first known use of dissipation was in the 15th century

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“Dissipation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dissipation. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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