What does dissolution mean?

Definitions for dissolutionˌdɪs əˈlu ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dissolution.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dissolution, disintegration(noun)

    separation into component parts

  2. dissolving, dissolution(noun)

    the process of going into solution

    "the dissolving of salt in water"

  3. profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness(noun)

    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

  4. adjournment, dissolution(noun)

    the termination of a meeting

  5. dissolution, breakup(noun)

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


  1. dissolution(Noun)

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

  2. dissolution(Noun)

    Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments.

  3. dissolution(Noun)

    Dissolving, or going into solution.

  4. Origin: From dissolutio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissolution(noun)

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

  2. Dissolution(noun)

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

  3. Dissolution(noun)

    change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution

  4. Dissolution(noun)

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

  5. Dissolution(noun)

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

  6. Dissolution(noun)

    the state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction

  7. Dissolution(noun)

    the new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution

  8. Dissolution(noun)

    destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin

  9. Dissolution(noun)

    corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness

  10. Origin: [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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Sand:

    It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  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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