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Dissolution

Dissolution
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.
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.
Origin: oe. Dissolucioun dissoluteness, f. Dissolution, fr. L. Dissolutio, fr. Dissolvere. See dissolve.


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