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verb formal dissipate pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪsɪpeɪt/
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present tense
present participledissipating
past tensedissipated
past participledissipated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to gradually disappear by becoming less strong, or to make something do this

    a material designed to dissipate heat

  2. 2
    [transitive] to waste something such as time, money, or supplies by not using it in a sensible way


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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