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dissipation

(dĭs-ĭ-pā′shŭn) [L. dissipare, to scatter]
1. Dispersion of matter.
2. The act of living a wasteful and dissolute life, esp. drinking alcoholic beverages to excess.
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The sheen, spotted about 50 miles away from the Macondo well, was estimated to be six barrels of oil stretched one mile by 10 miles before it began dissipating.
Dock seal technology is now available that limits marker light temperature buildup to a maximum of 400[degrees]F by dissipating the heat from the light.
Benjamin said that because the gases were dissipating quickly, workers were allowed to construct the berms, but that BFI will have to find a longer-term solution for the problem.
In the 1970s, Ilya Prigogine's theory of dissipating structures would begin to show how entropic or chaotic systems tend to reorganize at a higher level of coherence.
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This manufacturer of Acushnet rubber o-rings, seal rings and custom elastomer solutions announced that its F87 semi-conductive high fluorine fluorocarbon compound offers manufacturers the added value of dissipating potentially dangerous electrostatic discharges.