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dissipation

Synonyms of dissipation in English:

noun

  • 1 drunken dissipation
    debauchery, decadence, dissoluteness, dissolution, intemperance, excess, overconsumption, profligacy, self-indulgence, wildness;
    licentiousness, promiscuity;
    drunkenness
    [Antonyms] asceticism
  • 2 the dissipation of our mineral wealth
    squandering, frittering (away), waste, misspending;
    expenditure, draining, depletion
    [Antonyms] preservation, accumulation
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