Tensions dissipated by nightfall as hundreds of dignitaries, celebrities and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle arrived to attend the evening gala.
If you were about to sneeze and someone said, “Bless you,” too soon, the urge may suddenly have dissipated.
While it is hard to predict the long-term ramifications of the vote on Thursday, Mr. Perrineau, the political analyst, said that past pension protests had often dissipated after Parliament had its say.
—New York Times
unrestrained by convention or morality
If your Great Aunt Maude tells you you’ve become a dissipated bum, she means you don’t think of anything but how much fun you’re having. If you got a summer job and stopped playing arcade games all day, she might change her tune.
The adjective dissipated is used to describe people who’ve lost their moral center, and instead of following the rules of conventional morals, prefer to be utterly self-indulgent. The word comes from the verb dissipate, which means “to disperse,” but as an adjective it’s always used for people who’ve gone wrong in some way. If you really want to lay into someone, use these synonyms and call him a “dissipated, dissolute, debauched, degenerate jerk.”
形容词 dissipated 用来形容失去道德中心的人，不遵守传统道德准则，更喜欢完全自我放纵。这个词来自动词 dissipate，意思是“分散”，但作为形容词，它总是用于在某些方面出错的人。如果你真想挖苦一个人，就用这些同义词，称他为“放荡、放荡、堕落、堕落的混蛋”。
I decided to hang out on the swing for a while, half because the heat had finally dissipated into a pleasant, if muggy, eighty-something, and half because I thought Alaska might show up.
—Looking for Alaska by John Green
Delicious as the day turned out to be for Milkman, it was even more so because it included secrecy and defiance, both of which dissipated within an hour of his father’s return.
—Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The toxin should have dissipated, but I don’t want to put any of us through that right now.
—The Last Cuentista by Donna Barba Higuera
dissipated (adj.)c. 1600, “scattered, wasted, frittered away,” past-participle adjective from dissipate (v.). By 1744 as “characterized by extravagant, excessive, or dissolute pleasures, intemperate.”Related entries & more
消散（形容词）c。 1600，“分散，浪费，浪费”，过去分词形容词来自 dissipate (v.)。到 1744 年，“以奢侈、过度或放荡的享乐为特征，放荡不羁。”相关条目及更多
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