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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 motivation behind the study of PTSF with dissipating elements is the increment of the use of the posttensioning technology in buildings around the world during recent years.
The judge also handed down orders restraining him from dealing with or dissipating any money allegedly misappropriated by him from his employers and gave the bookmaking firm permission to inform financial institutions about the orders to help the company track down the money alleged to be lost.
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.
Those vibrations heat the rubber, dissipating some of the tire's kinetic energy and causing a drag on the car's motion, scientists have theorized.
Since the fight-or-flight response is designed for physical action, regular exercise is a great way of dissipating the physical manifestations of stress hormones in the body.
The pH technology complements the company's existing dissipating dyes, which have gained wider acceptance in the marketplace over the last few years, according to the company.
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.
The current moves quickly, appearing at the juncture of wires and dissipating without a trace as the wires diverge further up the wall, only to be replaced by another current generated in the transformer.
Only the adoption of corrective measures dissipating fears regarding competition would lead the Commission to give the go-ahead to the co-operation agreement.