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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolution  \Dis`so*lu"tion\,  n.  [OE.  dissolucioun 
  dissoluteness,  F.  dissolution,  fr  L.  dissolutio,  fr 
  dissolvere.  See  {Dissolve}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  dissolving,  sundering,  or  separating  into 
  component  parts  separation. 
 
  Dissolutions  of  ancient  amities.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Change  from  a  solid  to  a  fluid  state;  solution  by  heat  or 
  moisture;  liquefaction;  melting. 
 
  3.  Change  of  form  by  chemical  agency;  decomposition; 
  resolution. 
 
  The  dissolution  of  the  compound.  --South. 
 
  4.  The  dispersion  of  an  assembly  by  terminating  its  sessions; 
  the  breaking  up  of  a  partnership. 
 
  Dissolution  is  the  civil  death  of  Parliament. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  5.  The  extinction  of  life  in  the  human  body;  separation  of 
  the  soul  from  the  body;  death. 
 
  We  expected  Immediate  dissolution.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  The  state  of  being  dissolved,  or  of  undergoing 
  liquefaction. 
 
  A  man  of  continual  dissolution  and  thaw.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  The  new  product  formed  by  dissolving  a  body;  a  solution. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  8.  Destruction  of  anything  by  the  separation  of  its  parts 
  ruin. 
 
  To  make  a  present  dissolution  of  the  world. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  9.  Corruption  of  morals;  dissipation;  dissoluteness.  [Obs.  or 
  R.]  --Atterbury. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissolution 
  n  1:  separation  into  component  parts  [syn:  {disintegration}] 
  2:  dissolute  indulgence  in  sensual  pleasure  [syn:  {profligacy}, 
  {dissipation},  {licentiousness}] 
  3:  the  termination  of  a  meeting  [syn:  {adjournment}] 
  4:  the  termination  of  a  relationship  [syn:  {breakup}] 




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