A shaker was proof of dissipation, the symbol of a Drinker, and Babbitt disliked being known as a Drinker even more than he liked a Drink.
IV As all converts, whether to a religion, love, or gardening, find as by magic that though hitherto these hobbies have not seemed to exist, now the whole world is filled with their fury, so, once he was converted to dissipation, Babbitt discovered agreeable opportunities for it everywhere.
There are no more uses of "dissipate" in the book.
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Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.