|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
indulging excessively in pleasures
Many lower- and middle-class people enjoy reading about the dissipated lifestyles of the rich and famous.
Related English words: dissipate (to scatter; to spend wastefully), dissipatedness, dissipation, dissipative
Latin root words: dissipatio, dissipationis, f. - a dispersing, scattering; dissipo, dissipare, dissipavi, dissipatus - to scatter, disperse