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Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
  to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
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  • Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
  • Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.
  • Throughout one entire year Noureddin did nothing but amuse himself, and dissipate the wealth his father had taken such pains to acquire.
    Lang, Andrew  --  The Arabian Nights
  • There was a vague uneasiness associated with the word "unsteady" which she hoped Rosamond might say something to dissipate.
    Eliot, George  --  Middlemarch

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  • The uncertainty that lived inside me began to dissipate; the ache that the little boy who stared in the mirror felt was gone.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Slowly the voices outside dissipate down the road.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • They just dissipate into smoke and dust, which saves heroes a lot of trouble cleaning up after a fight.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • In other bills he had a lot of other names and done other wonderful things, like finding water and gold with a "divining-rod," "dissipating witch spells," and so on.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • He waved his hand and the steam dissipated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The storm dissipated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • The smokestack and the ominous black curl emerging from it, dissipating against the bright blue sky, reminded her of something.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • The flames dissipated, and standing before us was a tall man in gray overalls and a metal leg brace, his beard and hair smoldering with fire.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The spirits made muffled hisses as they dissipated, like the air let out of tires.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Too much dissipation.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The wraith vanishes, the smoke dissipates, and the barracks go still, as if the last fifteen minutes never happened.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • When I turn away from Rob it’s a struggle to keep from bursting out laughing, and all the nervousness I feel about talking to Kent dissipates.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • He has felt a sense of rebellion lately, but he knows that once he recounts all the things this man wants to hear, it will dissipate.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Little by little, she felt her anxiety dissipate.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Jace and Clary had maintained the fiction that Clary had simply helped Jace control and dissipate the fire, and that nothing else had changed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • A bolt of white heat hit her and she grayed, then dissipated into the air.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • And once I faced it head-on, once I understood it, it dissipated.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The entire building reeked of rot, and I told Zombie that opening the windows would help dissipate the smell and kill off some of the bugs.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She was in shock, so she felt no pain, but pretty soon the adrenaline pumping through her system would dissipate, and she’d fade, and be gone.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • It is heavier than air and does not dissipate.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And though I didn’t do anything that day with Mary Burns to go against her wishes, it would be wrong to recall something other than a renewed lightness suffusing my spirit, a part of me which seemed, I was certain, to have been long ago dissipated, and lost.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I waited for them to dissipate or flee in terror.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • The goal: determine how architecture could be used to increase air circulation and help dissipate trapped air pollution.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Her dissipated breath.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The weight gradually lifts off my chest, the sadness dissipates, and I’m eventually no longer crying.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • All my nervousness dissipates.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • That whole night may have been the definition of a bad idea, but if one good thing came out of it, it’s that somehow the tension between the two of us has dissipated.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Kymopoleia waved her hand and the murky clouds dissipated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The moisture had dissipated the static electricity in my hair, so that it floated in heavy, shining waves about my face.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But the dream, which had seemed prophetic, refused to dissipate and hung like a poisonous vapor, my heart still pounding from the airy danger of it, its sense of openness and hazard.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Feeling a swell of nausea, Louie slowed and slid out a bit, and the stench dissipated.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • My confusion dissipates as I run.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • When the visions dissipated and she finished her first page, Papa winked at her.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • It suits you so badly—all this debauchery, dissipation, and the rest of it!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Their fights didn’t so much end as dissipate, like a drop of ink in a bowl of water, with a residual taint that lingered.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • In the last part of May the sky grew pale and the clouds that had hung in high puffs for so long in the spring were dissipated.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • They were both half-dressed and growing colder as their heat began to dissipate.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Well, to do that you mustn’t allow a lot of newspaper punks to dissipate your effect by dribbling out premature stories.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • There was a burst of fire from the center of the pentagram, and a thick black wave of smoke rose, dissipating slowly through the room, making everyone but Simon cough and choke.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Whatever doubts I’ve had about him dissipate because if either of us took the other’s life now we’d be pariahs when we returned to District 12.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The light and warmth and the Count’s courteous welcome seemed to have dissipated all my doubts and fears.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was nearly dusk before they finally dissipated.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The black haze was no longer dissipating.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • It reached Eragon before he had time to react, and it passed through him without harm, dissipating against the houses.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He neither wept nor prayed; he cursed and defied: execrated God and man, and gave himself up to reckless dissipation.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Their object seems to be, to disgust their slaves with freedom, by plunging them into the lowest depths of dissipation.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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