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Disperse vs. Dissipate

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Disperseverb

To scatter in different directions

‘The Jews are dispersed among all nations.’;

Dissipateverb

(transitive) To drive away, disperse.

Disperseverb

To break up and disappear; to dissipate

Dissipateverb

(transitive) To use up or waste; squander.

Disperseverb

To disseminate

Dissipateverb

(intransitive) To vanish by dispersion.

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Disperseverb

To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract

Dissipateverb

(physics) To cause energy to be lost through its conversion to heat.

Disperseverb

To distribute throughout

Dissipateverb

To be dissolute in conduct.

Disperseadjective

Scattered or spread out.

Dissipateverb

To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; - used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.

‘Dissipated those foggy mists of error.’; ‘I soon dissipated his fears.’; ‘The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate all intellectual energy.’;

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Disperseverb

To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.

‘The lips of the wise disperse knowledge.’; ‘Two lions, in the still, dark night,A herd of beeves disperse.’;

Dissipateverb

To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.

‘The vast wealth . . . was in three years dissipated.’;

Disperseverb

To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

‘Dispersed are the glories.’;

Dissipateverb

To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates.

Disperseverb

To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.

Dissipateverb

To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.

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Disperseverb

To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.

‘He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor.’;

Dissipateverb

to cause to separate and go in different directions;

‘She waved her hand and scattered the crowds’;

Disperseverb

distribute loosely;

‘He scattered gun powder under the wagon’;

Dissipateverb

move away from each other;

‘The crowds dispersed’; ‘The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached’;

Disperseverb

to cause to separate and go in different directions;

‘She waved her hand and scattered the crowds’;

Dissipateverb

spend frivolously and unwisely;

‘Fritter away one's inheritance’;

Disperseverb

move away from each other;

‘The crowds dispersed’; ‘The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached’;

Dissipateverb

live a life or pleasure, especially with respect to alcoholic consumption

Disperseverb

cause to separate;

‘break up kidney stones’; ‘disperse particles’;

Disperseverb

cause to become widely known;

‘spread information’; ‘circulate a rumor’; ‘broadcast the news’;

Disperse

Disperse was a Christian rock band from Southern Indiana active from 1996 to 2004.

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