Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Intemperate in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute.
  • adjective Wasted or squandered.
  • adjective Irreversibly lost. Used of energy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Indulging in or characterized by extravagant, excessive, or dissolute pleasures; intemperate, especially in the use of intoxicating drinks: as, a dissipated man; a dissipated life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Squandered; scattered.
  • adjective Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dissipate.
  • adjective to have squandered and scattered valuable possessions while devoted to pursuit of self-indulgent pleasures
  • adjective Wasteful of health or possessions in the pursuit of pleasure

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
  • adjective unrestrained by convention or morality

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Examples

  • That the moral capital of all three parties has been dissipated is not lost on the public, whose contempt for the political process has grown.

    Even More Respect ...

  • That the moral capital of all three parties has been dissipated is not lost on the public, whose contempt for the political process has grown.

    May 22, 2005

  • That the moral capital of all three parties has been dissipated is not lost on the public, whose contempt for the political process has grown.

    Archive 2005-05-22

  • Another story was that a certain dissipated youth of the community, going home one Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning, from some unhallowed orgy, was pursued by a lamb of fire, with its head cut off and hanging by a strip of skin or flame.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • At the approach of the squat man he sprang to his feet, but a phrase dissipated his apprehension and he nodded toward a door.

    The Drums of Jeopardy

  • The treaty terms dissipated public elation in the days following the Armistice, when hopes that Allied victory in “the war to end all wars” would result in eternal peace.

    Between War and Peace

  • The treaty terms dissipated public elation in the days following the Armistice, when hopes that Allied victory in “the war to end all wars” would result in eternal peace.

    Between War and Peace

  • Most traders didn't believe it, and the notion dissipated when the market plunged again.

    Dow Ends

  • The lone, thin word dissipated with the smoke, and naught remained of Emilio the Corinthian.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • The lone, thin word dissipated with the smoke, and naught remained of Emilio the Corinthian.

    Conan The Unconquered

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  • ... the youngest, the most dissipated and extravagant young fellow in the kingdom, without friends or character ...

    Sheridan, School for Scandal

    January 5, 2008