Dissolution

Definition of Dissolution

Dis`so`lu´tion
n.1.The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
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.
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.

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