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Definition of Dissipation


  1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
  2. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
  3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.

Dissipation Quotations

Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
Eric Hoffer

The more specific idea of Evolution now reached is - a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
Herbert Spencer

I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work. Men do not breakdown from overwork, but from worry and dissipation.
Charles Evans Hughes

Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.
Charles Evans Hughes

They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
Katherine Anne Porter
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Dissipation Translations

dissipation in Dutch is uitspatting
dissipation in French is expulsion, dissipation
dissipation in German is Verschwendung, Verschleuderung, Vertreibung
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