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Definition of the verb dissipate
What does dissipate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: dissipated | dissipating | dissipates
- to cause to separate and go in different directions
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of dissipate: break up / dispel / disperse / scatter
- more generic words: divide / separate = make a division or separation
- more specific word: disband = cause to break up or cease to function
- move away from each other
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- synonyms of dissipate: disperse / scatter / spread out
- more generic words: part / separate / split = go one's own way
- more specific words:
- spend frivolously and unwisely
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of dissipate: fool / fool away / fritter / fritter away / frivol away / shoot
- more generic words: consume / squander / ware / waste = spend extravagantly
- entailment: consume / deplete / eat / eat up / exhaust / run through / use up / wipe out = use up
- live a life of pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption
Alternative definition of the verb dissipate
- To drive away, disperse.
- To use up or waste.
- To vanish by dispersion.
Definition of the verb dissipate for high school students
- to disappear, cause to disappear
- example: The sun finally came out and dissipated the haze.
- example: She dissipated her fortune on a series of bad investments.
The verb dissipate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dissipate
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Basic Motorsport Engineering (2012)
by Andrew Livesey
Nomenclature Dissipate is a complicated word for dispelling, getting rid of, or spreading about. The heat from the brake pads and discs is dissipated into the atmosphere so that it does not build up and allow the brakes to get hot. The amount of ...
Master the Clerical Exams (2010)
DISSIPATE means to drive away or disperse, which is the opposite of accumulate . The correct answer is (B). PROFANE means irreverence or contempt, which is the opposite of sacred. The correct answer is (D). OBLIQUE means having a ...
by Gabriella Airenti, Marco Cruciani, Alessio Plebe
For example, dissipate is a polysemic general language verb, which is often found in scientific discourse. When it is used transitively in the sense of one entity dissipating another entity, it has two arguments. The first argument has the semantic ...
by John Oswald
"dissipate, v. dis'sipating, a. undis'sipated ...
2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips
disperse–dissipate. disperse (di-SPÛRS) vb. This word can mean “to drive off into various directions; scatter” (as in after the concert, the crowd dispersed), or “ to vanish; disappear; break up and scatter out of sight” (as in by noon the fog had ...
by Walter W. Skeat, Walter William Skeat
Dissipate. (L). From. pp. of. L. dissipSre, to disperse. — L. dis-, apart ; and O. L. supure, to throw ; we find also insipäre, to throw into. Cf. Sfct. iA>, to throw. Brugm . ». § 761. Dissociate. (L.) From the pp. of L. dissociait, to separate from. — L. dis- ...
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1S1I1P3A1T1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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