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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 dis·si·pate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissipated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissipating.]
 1. To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.
    Dissipated those foggy mists of error.   --Selden.
    I soon dissipated his fears.   --Cook.
    The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate all intellectual energy.   --Hazlitt.
 2. To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.
    The vast wealth . . . was in three years dissipated.   --Bp. Burnet.
 Syn: -- To disperse; scatter; dispel; spend; squander; waste; consume; lavish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·si·pa·ted a.
 1. Squandered; scattered. Dissipated wealth.”
 2. Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.
    A life irregular and dissipated.   --Johnson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a
             debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably
             dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast
             women" [syn: debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissolute,
              libertine, profligate, riotous, fast]
      2: preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially
         games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man";
         "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool";
         "sporting gents and their ladies" [syn: betting, card-playing,
          gambling, sporting]