dissipate

Dissipate means "disperse" or "fade away" — as a bad smell will dissipate (usually) if you wait long enough.

Dissipate can also mean “spend or use wastefully.” If you win the lottery, you might suddenly find yourself with a group of new friends encouraging you to dissipate your money (on them). Note that dissipate can be used with or without an object: "Once you dissipate your wealth, your new group of friends will dissipate without a trace."

Primary Meanings of dissipate

1.
v
cause to separate and go in different directions
2.
v
spend frivolously and unwisely
Full Definitions of dissipate
1

v cause to separate and go in different directions

Synonyms:
break up, dispel, disperse, scatter
Types:
disband
cause to break up or cease to function
Type of:
divide, separate
make a division or separation

v move away from each other

Synonyms:
disperse, scatter, spread out
Types:
aerosolise, aerosolize
become dispersed as an aerosol
break
scatter or part
volley
be dispersed in a volley
Type of:
part, separate, split
go one's own way; move apart
2

v spend frivolously and unwisely

Synonyms:
fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away, shoot
Type of:
consume, squander, ware, waste
spend extravagantly

v live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

Type of:
live
lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

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