Meaning of “dissipate” in the English Dictionary

"dissipate" in British English

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dissipateverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈdɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ us /ˈdɪs.ə.peɪt/ formal

(Definition of “dissipate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dissipate" in American English

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dissipateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈdɪs·əˌpeɪt/

to disappear gradually, or to cause something to disappear gradually:

[ T ] It took months of effort to dissipate the oil spill in the North Sea.
dissipation
noun [ U ] us /ˌdɪs·əˈpeɪ·ʃən/

(Definition of “dissipate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)