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dissipate
used in Washington Square

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Definition
to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • The principal thing we know about him is that he has led a life of dissipation, and has spent a fortune of his own in doing so.
    Chapter 11 (75% in)
  • Mrs. Penniman took too much satisfaction in the sentimental shadows of this little drama to have, for the moment, any great interest in dissipating them.
    Chapter 15 (61% in)
  • She had, of course, no faculty for quenching memory in dissipation; but she mingled freely in the usual gaieties of the town, and she became at last an inevitable figure at all respectable entertainments.
    Chapter 32 (85% in)

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