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dissipate

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪsəpeɪt; ˈdɪsɪpeɪt/

Translation of dissipate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [formal] 1.1 (squander) [wealth/inheritance] disipar, dilapidar; [energy/talents] desperdiciar
    Example sentences
    • This fueled regional battles over property and influence, greatly dissipating the energy and resources of the OC.
    • Edwardes said: ‘The Ryder remedy only produced a bureaucratic paperchase dissipating management resource and effort.’
    • An important truth is that we need full and active participation in liturgy and you don't get that by dissipating your resources.
    Example sentences
    • This kinetic energy will be dissipated in the form of heat on impact of the clip with the magnet.
    • There's a reduction in efficiency as energy is dissipated in heat.
    • As the basal part of the stem was linearly elastic, there was no energy dissipated by viscous friction.
    1.2 (dispel) [anxiety] disipar, hacer* desvanecer
  • 2 [Physics/Física] [heat/electrical energy] difundir

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [formal] [anger/doubts] disiparse, desvanecerse*
    Example sentences
    • So immediate emotion can dissipate before a country's population can make an important decision?
    • Rage suddenly takes control as the other emotions dissipated when he'd been pulled from his meal.
    • By contrast, on film it looked like the mere aggregation of takes and cutaways; its timbres and its fluency dissipated and finally disappeared.

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