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Definition to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
dissipates = gradually disappears
  • Everyone is frightened right now, but the fear will eventually dissipate.
  • dissipate = gradually disappear
  • 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
  • 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
  • dissipate = to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • The spirits made muffled hisses as they dissipated, like the air let out of tires.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • dissipated = gradually disappeared
  • 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
  • dissipating = gradually disappearing
  • 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
  • dissipated = gradually disappeared
  • Slowly the voices outside dissipate down the road.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • dissipate = gradually disappear
  • He waved his hand and the steam dissipated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • dissipated = gradually disappeared
  • 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
  • dissipate = gradually disappear
  • 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
  • dissipating = making them disappear
  • The storm dissipated.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • dissipated = gradually disappeared
  • When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.
    Pamela Ribon
  • While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
    Samuel Johnson
  • How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.
    Lord Byron
  • It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
    Og Mandino
  • the Grandmother at last ejaculated, to dissipate the silence.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Gambler
  • It seems somewhat too broad for its height, but may be familiarity with it might dissipate this impression.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Clement's Church, endeavoured to dissipate his melancholy, by strolling among its ancient precincts.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

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