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dissipation in Technology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdissipationdis‧si‧pa‧tion /ˌdɪsəˈpeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] formal  1 TLOSE/NOT HAVE ANYMOREthe process of making something gradually weaker or less until it disappears the dissipation of heat2 MIDFDthe enjoyment of physical pleasures in a way that is harmful a life of dissipation3 WASTE somethingthe act of wasting money, time, energy etc the dissipation of resources
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dissipationOr would it produce delay and dissipation of resources?Conrad lived a life of luxury and dissipation.A heavy coat makes heat dissipation difficult.At Eschede the almost instantaneous dissipation of kinetic energy was bound to cause massive damage.His slack, slaked face seemed about to drop off with sheer gravity of dissipation.But pop sets itself against nature and abandons wisdom for folly, moments of dissipation.Ill health removed the pleasures of dissipation for him, and there was nothing to assuage his guilt and regret.From the destruction and the dissipation of energy, more complex forms came into being.