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1‘his anger had dissipated’
disappear, vanish, evaporate, dissolve, melt away, melt into thin air, be dispelled, dematerialize
drive away, dispel, banish
quell, allay, check
2‘he had dissipated his fortune’
squander, misspend, waste, throw away, make poor use of, be prodigal with
spend freely, spend recklessly, lavish, expend, spend like water, throw around like confetti
exhaust, drain, deplete, use up, consume, run through, go through, lose
informal blow, splurge, pour down the drain, throw down the drain, spend money as if it grows on trees, spend money as if there were no tomorrow, spend money as if it were going out of fashion, spend money as if it were going out of style
British informal blue
vulgar slang piss away
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