Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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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]

Dissidence noun [ Latin dissidentia : confer French dissidence . See Dissident , adjective ] Disagreement; dissent; separation from the established religion. I. Taylor.

It is the dissidence of dissent.

Dissident adjective [ Latin dissidens , -entis , present participle of dissidere to sit apart, to disagree; dis- + sedere 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.

Dissimilar adjective [ Prefix dis- + similar : 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.

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.

Dissimilitude noun [ Latin dissimilitudo , from dissimilis : confer French dissimilitude .]
1. Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.

Dissimilitude between the Divinity and images.

2. (Rhet.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.

Dissimulate adjective [ Latin dissimulatus , past participle of dissimulare . See Dissemble .] Feigning; simulating; pretending. [ Obsolete] Henryson.

Dissimulate intransitive verb To dissemble; to feign; to pretend.

Dissimulation noun [ 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.

Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is.

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.

Dissipable adjective [ Latin dissipabilis .] Capable of being scattered or dissipated. [ R.]

The heat of those plants is very dissipable .

Dissipate (dĭs"sĭ*pāt) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Dissipated ; present participle & verbal noun Dissipating .] [ Latin dissipatus , past participle of dissipare ; dis- + an obsolete verb sipare , supare . 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.

I soon dissipated his fears.

The extreme tendency of civilization is to dissipate all intellectual energy.

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.

Dissipated (dĭs"sĭ*pā`tĕd) adjective
1. Squandered; scattered. " Dissipated wealth." Johnson.

2. Wasteful of health, money, etc., in the pursuit of pleasure; dissolute; intemperate.

A life irregular and dissipated .

Dissipation noun [ 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.

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 .

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.

Dissite adjective [ Latin dissitus .] Lying apart. [ Obsolete]

Lands far dissite and remote asunder.

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.

Dissociable adjective [ 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.

2. Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.

Dissocial adjective [ Prefix dis- + social : 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- + sociare 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.

Dissociation noun [ 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.

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.

Dissoluble adjective [ 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.

Dissolute adjective [ 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.