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dissipateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈdɪs.ɪ.peɪt/ formal
(Definition of dissipate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dissipateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdɪs·əˌpeɪt/
to ​disappeargradually, or to ​cause something to ​disappeargradually: [T] It took ​months of ​effort to dissipate the ​oilspill in the ​North Sea.
noun [U]  us   /ˌdɪs·əˈpeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of dissipate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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