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English definition of “dissipate”


verb [I, T]     /ˈdɪsɪpeɪt/
to disappear , or to make something disappear : The heat gradually dissipates into the atmosphere .Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of dissipate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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