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Pronunciation:  `disu'looshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the termination of a relationship
  2. [n]  the termination of a meeting
  3. [n]  dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  4. [n]  separation into component parts
  5. [n]  the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water"

DISSOLUTION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: adjournment, breakup, disintegration, dissipation, dissolving, licentiousness, profligacy
 See Also: action, activity, annulment, conclusion, ending, fibrinolysis, intemperance, intemperateness, invalidation, liquefaction, lysis, natural action, natural process, self-indulgence, termination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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;

         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.

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

         A man of continual dissolution and thaw. --Shak.

7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.

8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts;

         To make a present dissolution of the world.

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

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The termination; process of dissolving or winding up something.
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