Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Disseverance noun [ Old French dessevrance .] The act of disserving; separation.
Disseveration noun The act of disserving; disseverance. [ Obsolete]
Disseverment noun [ Confer Old French dessevrement .] Disseverance. Sir W. Scott.
Disshadow transitive verb To free from shadow or shade. [ Obsolete] G. Fletcher.
Dissheathe intransitive verb To become unsheathed. [ Obsolete] Sir W. Raleigh.
Disship transitive verb To dismiss from service on board ship. [ Obsolete] Hakluyt.
Disshiver transitive verb & i. To shiver or break in pieces. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin dissidentia
: confer French dissidence
. See Dissident
] Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion. I. Taylor.
It is the dissidence of dissent. Burke.
[ Latin dissidens
, present participle of dissidere
to sit apart, to disagree; dis-
to sit: confer French dissident
. See Sit
.] No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.
Our life and manners be dissident from theirs. Robynson (More's Utopia).
Dissident noun (Eccl.) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.
The dissident , habituated and taught to think of his dissidenc... as a laudable and necessary opposition to ecclesiastical usurpation. I. Taylor.
Dissidently adverb In a dissident manner.
Dissilience (?; 106), Dis*sil"i*en*cy noun The act of leaping or starting asunder. Johnson.
Dissilient adjective [ Latin dissiliens , -entis , present participle of dissilire to leap asunder: dis- + salire to leap.] Starting asunder; bursting and opening with an elastic force; dehiscing explosively; as, a dissilient pericarp.
Dissilition noun The act of bursting or springing apart. [ R.] Boyle.
[ Prefix dis-
: confer French dissimilaire
.] Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.
This part very dissimilar to any other. Boyle.
Dissimilarity noun Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilitude; variety; as, the dissimilarity of human faces and forms. Sir W. Jones.
Dissimilarly adverb In a dissimilar manner; in a varied style.
With verdant shrubs dissimilarly gay. C. Smart.
Dissimilate transitive verb To render dissimilar.
Dissimilation noun The act of making dissimilar. H. Sweet.
Dissimile noun [ Latin dissimile , neut. of dissimilis unlike.] (Rhet.) Comparison or illustration by contraries.
[ Latin dissimilitudo
, from dissimilis
: confer French dissimilitude
.] 1. Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.
Dissimilitude between the Divinity and images. Stillingfleet. 2. (Rhet.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.
[ Latin dissimulatus
, past participle of dissimulare
. See Dissemble
.] Feigning; simulating; pretending.
[ Obsolete] Henryson.
Dissimulate intransitive verb To dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
[ Latin dissimulatio
: confer French dissimulation
.] The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.
Let love be without dissimulation . Rom. xii. 9.
Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and arguments that he is not that he is. Bacon.
Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is. Tatler.
Dissimulator noun [ Latin ] One who dissimulates; a dissembler.
Dissimule transitive verb & i.
[ French dissimuler
. See Dissimulate
.] To dissemble.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Dissimuler noun A dissembler. [ Obsolete]
Dissimulour noun [ Old French dissimuleur .] A dissembler. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Latin dissipabilis
.] Capable of being scattered or dissipated.
The heat of those plants is very dissipable . Bacon.
(dĭs"sĭ*pāt) transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dissipated
; present participle & verbal noun Dissipating
.] [ Latin dissipatus
, past participle of dissipare
+ an obsolete verb sipare
. to throw.] 1. To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.
Dissipated those foggy mists of error. Selden.
I soon dissipated his fears. Cook.
The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate all intellectual energy. Hazlitt. 2. To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.
The vast wealth . . . was in three years dissipated . Bp. Burnet. Syn.
-- To disperse; scatter; dispel; spend; squander; waste; consume; lavish.
Dissipate intransitive verb
1. To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates . 2. To be extravagant, wasteful, or dissolute in the pursuit of pleasure; to engage in dissipation.
(dĭs"sĭ*pā`tĕd) adjective 1. Squandered; scattered.
wealth." Johnson. 2. Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.
A life irregular and dissipated . Johnson.
[ Latin dissipatio
: confer French dissipation
.] 1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Without loss or dissipation of the matter. Bacon.
The famous dissipation of mankind. Sir M. Hale. 2. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and extravagance. P. Henry. 3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Prevented from finishing them [ the letters] a thousand avocations and dissipations . Swift. Dissipation of energy
. Same as Degradation of energy , under Degradation .
Dissipative adjective Tending to dissipate. Dissipative system (Mech.) , an assumed system of matter and motions in which forces of friction and resistances of other kinds are introduced without regard to the heat or other molecular actions which they generate; -- opposed to conservative system .
Dissipativity noun The rate at which palpable energy is dissipated away into other forms of energy.
[ Latin dissitus
.] Lying apart.
Lands far dissite and remote asunder. Holland.
Disslander transitive verb [ Prefix dis- (intens.) + slander .] To slander. [ Obsolete] Legend of Dido.
Disslander noun Slander. [ Obsolete] E. Hall.
Disslanderous adjective Slanderous. [ Obsolete]
Dissociability noun Want of sociability; unsociableness. Bp. Warburton.
[ Latin dissociabilis
, from dissociare
: confer French dissociable
. See Dissociate
.] 1. Not well associated or assorted; incongruous.
They came in two and two, though matched in the most dissociable manner. Spectator. 2. Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.
[ Prefix dis-
: confer Latin dissocialis
. See Dissociate
, transitive verb
] Unfriendly to society; contracted; selfish; as, dissocial feelings.
Dissocialize transitive verb To render unsocial.
Dissociate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Dissociated
; present participle & verbal noun Dissociating
.] [ Latin dissociatus
, past participle of dissociare
to dissociate; dis-
to unite, associate, socius
companion. See Social
.] To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.
Before Wyclif's death in 1384, John of Gaunt had openly dissociated himself from the reformer. A. W. Ward.
[ Latin dissociatio
: confer French dissociation
.] 1. The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
It will add infinitely dissociation , distraction, and confusion of these confederate republics. Burke. 2. (Chemistry) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
Dissociative adjective Tending or leading to dissociation.
Dissolubility noun The quality of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissoluble; capacity of being dissolved by heat or moisture, and converted into a fluid.
[ Latin dissolubilis
: confer French dissoluble
. See Dissolve
, and confer Dissolvable
.] 1. Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid. Woodward. 2. Capable of being disunited.
Dissolubleness noun The quality of being dissoluble; dissolubility. Boyle.
[ Latin dissolutus
, past participle of dissolvere
: confer French dissolu
. See Dissolve
.] 1. With nerves unstrung; weak.
[ Obsolete] Spenser. 2. Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.
"A wild and dissolute
soldier." Motley. Syn.
-- Uncurbed; unbridled; disorderly; unrestrained; reckless; wild; wanton; vicious; lax; licentious; lewd; rakish; debauched; profligate.