dissipation [dis-uh-pey-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Synonyms:||diffusion, disintegration, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, dissolution, distribution, emission, extravagance, improvidence, radiation, scattering, spread, vanishing, wastage, waste|
|Category:||2. Subservience to ends; actual subservience|
spend, expend, use, consume, swallow up, exhaust; impoverish; spill, drain, empty; disperse., cast away, fool away, muddle away, throw away, fling away, fritter away; burn the candle at both ends, waste; squander., "waste its sweetness on the desert air " [Gray]; cast one's bread upon the waters, cast pearls before swine; employ a steam engine to crack a nut, waste powder and shot, break a butterfly on a weel; labor in vain (useless); cut blocks with a razor, pour water into a sieve., leak (run out); run to waste; ebb; melt away, run dry, dry up.
wasted; at a low ebb., wasteful (prodigal); penny wise and pound foolish.
magno conatu magnas nugas; le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle; "idly busy rolls their world away" [Goldsmith].
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