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dissipation (s) (noun), dissipations (pl)
1. The process of gradually disappearing or becoming less: "The new insulation of the house significantly stopped the dissipation of heat during the winter."
2. The act of using a great deal of money, time, or resources in a foolish way: "Jane's husband gambled away a fortune in an effort to acquire more money."
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