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Main Entry: dis·si·pate
Pronunciation: primarystressdis-schwa-secondarystresspamacrt
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): -pat·ed; -pat·ing
1 : to cause to spread out to the point of vanishing : DISSOLVE <the breeze dissipated the fog>
2 : to use up wastefully or foolishly : SQUANDER <dissipated his fortune>
3 : to separate into parts and scatter or vanish
4 : to be unreasonable or uncontrollable in the pursuit of pleasure; especially : to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

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