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. [1913 Webster]

Dissolutions of ancient amities. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting. [1913 Webster]

3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution. [1913 Webster]

The dissolution of the compound. --South. [1913 Webster]

4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership. [1913 Webster]

Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death. [1913 Webster]

We expected Immediate dissolution. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction. [1913 Webster]

A man of continual dissolution and thaw. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin. [1913 Webster]

To make a present dissolution of the world. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.] --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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