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English Dictionary: dissipated by the DICT Development Group
3 results for dissipated
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
    Synonym(s): debauched, degenerate, degraded, dissipated, 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"
    Synonym(s): dissipated, betting, card- playing, sporting
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dissipate \Dis"si*pate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dissipated}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Dissipating}.] [L. dissipatus, p. p. of
      dissipare; dis- + an obsolete verb sipare, supare. to throw.]
      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
                     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) [web1913]:
   Dissipated \Dis"si*pa`ted\, a.
      1. Squandered; scattered. [bd]Dissipated wealth.[b8]
      2. Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of
            pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.
                     A life irregular and dissipated.         --Johnson.
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