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verb formal dissipate pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪsɪpeɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydissipate
he/she/itdissipates
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

    The benefits of smaller wage increases for workers have been dissipated by the Government.

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