What does Dissolution mean?

Definitions for Dissolution
ˌdɪs əˈlu ʃəndis·so·lu·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissolution, disintegrationnoun

    separation into component parts

  2. dissolving, dissolutionnoun

    the process of going into solution

    "the dissolving of salt in water"

  3. profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, loosenessnoun

    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

  4. adjournment, dissolutionnoun

    the termination of a meeting

  5. dissolution, breakupnoun

    the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)


  1. dissolutionnoun

    The termination of an organized body or legislative assembly, especially a formal dismissal.

  2. dissolutionnoun

    Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments.

  3. dissolutionnoun

    Dissolving, or going into solution.

  4. Etymology: From dissolutio

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dissolutionnoun

    Etymology: dissolutio, Latin.

    I am as subject to heat as butter; a man of continual dissolution and thaw. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    The elements were at perfect union in his body; and their contrary qualities served not for the dissolution of the compound, but the variety of the composure. Robert South, Sermons.

    Weigh iron and aqua-fortis severally; then dissolve the iron in the aqua-fortis, and weigh the dissolution. Francis Bacon.

    The life of man is always either increasing towards ripeness and perfection, or declining and decreasing towards rottenness and dissolution. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    We expected
    Immediate dissolution, which we thought
    Was meant by death that day. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x.

    He determined to make a present dissolution of the world. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 3.

    He thence shall come,
    When this world’s dissolution shall be ripe. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Would they have mankind lay aside all care of provisions by agriculture or commerce, because possibly the dissolution of the world may happen the next moment? Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Is a man confident of wealth and power? Why let him read of those strange unexpected dissolutions of the great monarchies and governments of the world. Robert South, Sermons.

    Fame makes the mind loose and gayish, scatters the spirits, and leaves a kind of dissolution upon all the faculties. South.

    An universal dissolution of manners began to prevail, and a professed disregard to all fixed principles. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. dissolution

    Dissolution is the process of making something disintegrate or disappear, bringing its existence or function to an end. This can refer to both physical processes, such as a substance dissolving in a liquid, or social processes, such as the dissolution of an organization or marriage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissolutionnoun

    the act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation

  2. Dissolutionnoun

    change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting

  3. Dissolutionnoun

    change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution

  4. Dissolutionnoun

    the dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership

  5. Dissolutionnoun

    the extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death

  6. Dissolutionnoun

    the state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction

  7. Dissolutionnoun

    the new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution

  8. Dissolutionnoun

    destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin

  9. Dissolutionnoun

    corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness

  10. Etymology: [OE. dissolucioun dissoluteness, F. dissolution, fr. L. dissolutio, fr. dissolvere. See Dissolve.]


  1. Dissolution

    Dissolution is a crime novel by British author C. J. Sansom. It is Sansom's first published novel, and the first in the Matthew Shardlake series.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dissolution in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dissolution in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Dissolution in a Sentence

  1. Alan Futerfas:

    Unfortunately, The NYAG sought to prevent dissolution for almost two years, thereby depriving those most in need of nearly $ 1.7 million.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I assume that with the very big Liz Cheney loss, far bigger than had ever been anticipated, the January 6th Committee of political Hacks and Thugs will quickly begin the beautiful process of DISSOLUTION? This was a referendum on the never ending Witch Hunt. The people have spoken!

  3. Makoto Noji:

    Given Conte won a confidence vote, a dissolution of the parliament and a general election is unlikely.

  4. Joseph Addison:

    Laughter, while it lasts, slackens and unbraces the mind, weakens the faculties and causes a kind of remissness and dissolution in all the powers of the soul; and thus it may be looked on as weakness in the composition of human nature. But if we consider the frequent reliefs we receive from it and how often it breaks the gloom which is apt to depress the mind and damp our spirits, with transient, unexpected gleams of joy, one would take care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life.

  5. San Francisco:

    In the past few weeks, our city has grappled with a crisis all too common in so many other American cities -- the dissolution of trust between communities of color and law enforcement -- following the death of a young black man shot and killed by police officers.

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