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Dictionary definition for: Dissipation

1. (n) breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist"

2. (n) dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

3. (n) useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste" "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

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