Definitions of dissipation:
  • noun:   breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    Example: "The dissipation of the mist"
  • noun:   dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  • noun:   useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    Example: "Mindless dissipation of natural resources"

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