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English → English (gcide) Definition: Dissipation of energy Degradation \Deg`ra*da"tion\, n. [LL. degradatio, from degradare: cf. F. d['e]gradation. See Degrade.] 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop. [1913 Webster] He saw many removes and degradations in all the other offices of which he had been possessed. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement. [1913 Webster] The . . . degradation of a needy man of letters. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Deplorable is the degradation of our nature. --South. [1913 Webster] Moments there frequently must be, when a sinner is sensible of the degradation of his state. --Blair. [1913 Webster] 3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration. [1913 Webster] The development and degradation of the alphabetic forms can be traced. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] 4. (Geol.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc. [1913 Webster] 5. (Biol.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration. [1913 Webster] The degradation of the species man is observed in some of its varieties. --Dana. [1913 Webster] 6. (Physiol.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole. [1913 Webster] Degradation of energy, or Dissipation of energy (Physics), the transformation of energy into some form in which it is less available for doing work. Syn: Abasement; debasement; reduction; decline. [1913 Webster] Dissipation \Dis`si*pa"tion\ (d[i^]s`s[i^]*p[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. dissipatio: cf. F. dissipation.] 1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste. [1913 Webster] Without loss or dissipation of the matter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] The famous dissipation of mankind. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and extravagance. --P. Henry. [1913 Webster] 3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention. [1913 Webster] Prevented from finishing them [the letters] a thousand avocations and dissipations. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Dissipation of energy. Same as Degradation of energy, under Degradation. [1913 Webster]


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