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English definition of “dissipate”

dissipate

verb [I or T]     /ˈdɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ formal
to (cause to) gradually disappear or waste: The heat gradually dissipates into the atmosphere. His anger dissipated as the situation became clear.Wasting dissipation     /ˌdɪs.ɪˈpeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] formal
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