dissipated dissipated  /ˈdɪs ə ˌpeɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) unrestrained by convention or morality
  2. (adj) preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance

Usage(s):

  1. The distance between that trouble and our everyday lives has dissipated due to the widespread availability of cable news and the Internet.
  2. The pastoral joys of baseball, joys that no other sport can match, have dissipated.
  3. A billion dollars earned by French exports in better days has been dissipated during the past 18 months.

News

  1. Officials to conduct storm damage survey today

    The line of storms that battered northern Iowa last night, producing multiple reported tornadoes, has dissipated and today should be mostly sunny, meteorologists said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Photos: Troutville Trail Days on June 8

    Finally the rains dissipated and the Hiker Hustle took place under clearing skies on June 8. 30 people, many of them hikers and others student member of CAMS and RMMS Trail Dog Clubs, ran the 5K in the second annual event held on and along Sunset Avenue in Troutville. All day Saturday activities filled the [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

Quotes

  1. "Sadly, some of the unity we felt after 9/11 has dissipated," Mr. Obama said. "We can argue all we want about who's to blame for this, but I am not interested in re-litigating the past. I know that all of us love this country."
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. The cyclone has "not dissipated to the extent we were earlier anticipating, which means it could be very dangerous when it hits Pakistan," Nadeem Ahmed, head of the National Disaster Management Agency, told Geo television.
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Nadeem Ahmed Source: AFP

  3. "Once the cameras were turned off, and the media coverage dissipated, then it's been business as usual: no real reform, just keep feeding slaughterhouse waste," said John Stauber, an activist and co-author of Mad Cow USA: Could the Nightmare...
    on Jun 18, 2005 By: John Stauber Source: Taipei Times

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