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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.