Definitions of dissipation

  1. breaking up and scattering by dispersion; "the dissipation of the mist" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of scattering; state of being scattered or wasted; excess; intemperate living. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Dispersion: state of being dispersed: scattered attention: a dissolute course of life. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Dispersion; dissolute course of life. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of dissipating; excess; indulgence in vicious pleasures. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of dispersing; the state of being dispersed; that which diverts and calls off the mind from any subject; a distraction of energy and the resultant debility; extravagant expenditure of life and property in the pursuit of pleasure, to the dispersion and ruin of both, or rather the waste of these by excessive self-indulgence; the insensible loss or waste of the minute parts of a body, by means of which the body is diminished. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Scattering, dispersion, disintegration; wasteful expenditure of; distraction, want of concentration, of faculties &c.; frivolous amusement; intemperate or vicious living. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Dispersion of morbid matters. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. n. Act of dissipating; a state of dispersion;—a dissolute course of life; vicious indulgence; debauchery;—that which diverts or distracts the mind. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. The act of dispersion; the state of being dispersed; scattered attention. Complete Dictionary