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used in Oryx and Crake

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to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
  • The air is thick, as if panic has condensed in here and hasn't yet had time to dissipate.
    p. 229.2
  • From amongst the floral tributes the female chooses four flowers, and the sexual ardour of the unsuccessful candidates dissipates immediately, with no hard feelings left.
    p. 165.4

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