Definition of "dissipate"
  1. The act of spending or using up marital properties for personal gain rather than for the benefit of the marriage during a period where the marital relationship is irreparably failing
How to use "dissipate" in a sentence
  1. The court considered whether the spouse's vacation was a case of dissipate of marital funds.
  2. Dissipate was brought up in their divorce proceedings when it was discovered that one spouse had bought a luxury car without the other's knowledge.
  3. Determination of whether a spouse's investment in a failed business venture would be considered dissipate is a complex issue in family law.

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