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Another word for dissipation

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Noun
  1. Dispersion

      1. A small amount of something spread out or interspersed in a medium
      2. (Physics) The process whereby a beam of waves or particles is dispersed by collisions or similar interactions.
      3. (Physics) The process by which the direction of motion of radiation or particles is changed randomly when passing through a medium, caused by collisions of the constituents of the radiation with particles in the medium
      1. A dispersing or being dispersed; distribution
      2. The act or process of dispersing or the condition of being dispersed.
      1. (Physics) The scattering of incident light by reflection from a rough surface.
      2. (Anthrop.) The spread of a cultural or technological practice or innovation from one region or people to another, as by trade or conquest
      3. A diffusing or being diffused
      1. The extent to which something is spread or can be spread
      2. The extent or limit to which something is or can be spread:
      3. The act or process of spreading:
      1. (Biol.) adaptive radiation
      2. A stream of particles or electromagnetic waves emitted by the atoms and molecules of a radioactive substance as a result of nuclear decay.
      3. The act or process of radiating; specif., the process in which energy in the form of rays of light, heat, etc. is sent out through space from atoms and molecules as they undergo internal change
      1. A discharge of fluid from the body; esp., an involuntary discharge of semen
      2. A substance discharged into the air, especially by an internal combustion engine.
      3. The ejection of electrons from a surface by heat, radiation, etc.
      1. The act or process of disintegrating
      2. (Geology) A wearing away or falling to pieces of rocks or strata, produced by atmospheric action, frost, ice, etc.
      3. The natural or induced transformation of an atomic nucleus from a more massive to a less massive configuration by the emission of particles or radiation.
      1. Decomposition into fragments or parts; disintegration.
      2. Extinction of life; death.
      3. Reduction to a liquid form; liquefaction.
  2. Debauchery

      1. (R.C.Ch.) A partial or complete remission, under conditions specified by the Church, of divine temporal punishment that may otherwise still be due for sin committed but forgiven
      2. The action or an instance of indulging:
      3. (Eng. History) The grant of certain religious liberties to Dissenters and Roman Catholics by Charles II and James II
      1. Excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor
      2. Excessive use of alcoholic beverages.
      3. Lack of temperance, as in the indulgence of an appetite or a passion.
      1. A dissolving or being dissolved
      2. The ending of life; death
      3. Indulgence in sensual pleasures; debauchery.
    See also:

    indulgence

    waste