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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.

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. The Vatican:

    When the Holy Father, referring to the dissolution of a Congregation, spoke of' sexual slavery,' he meant' manipulation,' a form of abuse of power which is reflected also in sexual abuse.

  2. Makoto Noji:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Eugenio Montale:

    The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.

  5. Marc Broude:

    If your stories were real I would scream my dissolution amongst the searching soul; if wishes were not so unreal I would disappear, careless, in the wind; and if words were not all vain and meaningless I would tell everyone that life is a state of mind and we are nothing but what we have been told. If changing the world really meant something I would form a new fucking republic; and if truth existed I would kill philosophy; if god existed I would be scared.

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    • A. condemn
    • B. obligate
    • C. moan
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