dissipation dissipation  /ˌdɪs ɪ ˈpeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) breaking up and scattering by dispersion
  2. (n) dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  3. (n) useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly


  1. From a distance, the life of the brilliantly subversive Scottish writer and artist Alasdair Gray has often seemed one of chaos and dissipation.
  2. Lad Greengable goes off to Europe to drown his love for Sylvia in dissipation.
  3. The frown lines dominate here; Clayton is worn out, and the movie spends a little too much time documenting his dissipation.


  1. Wireless Bonded LEDs come in 3, 6, and 9 W models.

    Offering shock and vibration resistance as well as optimized heat dissipation, TitanBrite Wireless Bonded LEDs are flip chip LEDs that directly emit light from top and side with no wire bond casting shadows or creating uneven light distribution. RoHS-compliant units are available in light bar modules and round modules, both in cool white and warm white colors as standard. Blue is available for ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. William Conour back in court over asset dissipation

    A federal judge said Thursday he is 'deeply disturbed' by former Indianapolis lawyer William Conour's dissipation of assets while free on bond in a wire fraud case, but withheld a ruling on a government request to revoke Conour's bond.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Indianapolis Star


  1. On that initial Earth Day, millions of Americans "made it clear that they understood and were deeply concerned over the deterioration of our environment and the mindless dissipation of our resources," US Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who proposed the...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Gaylord Nelson Source: Westport-News

  2. "I thus remain hopeful that, sometime in the future, technological advances, a congressional appropriation, or the dissipation of the current security risks will enable us to restore the Supreme Court's main entrance as a symbol of dignified...
    on May 3, 2010 By: Stephen Breyer Source: Washington Post

  3. Listen to what the Apostle Paul said to the Ephesian church: "Be not drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18).
    on Jun 14, 2004 By: the Apostle Paul Source: BP News

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