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Dictionary Definition

dissolution

Noun

1 the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water" [syn: dissolving]
2 separation into component parts [syn: disintegration]
3 dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: profligacy, dissipation, licentiousness]
4 the termination of a meeting [syn: adjournment]
5 the termination of a relationship [syn: breakup]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

see dissolve

Pronunciation

Translations

termination of an organized body or legislative assembly
dissolving, or going into solution

French

Etymology

From dissolutionem (accusative of dissolutio).

Noun

fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Dissolution or dissolve may refer to:
dissolution in French: Dissolution
dissolution in Simple English: Dissolve

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ablation, adjournment, aloofness, anarchy, annihilation, atomization, attrition, bane, biodegradability, biodegradation, biological death, blackout, blocking, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, carnage, cessation of life, chaos, clinical death, collapse, colliquation, conclusion, confusion, consumption, corrosion, corruption, crack-up, crossing the bar, crumbling, curtains, damnation, deactivation, death, death knell, debt of nature, decay, decease, decimation, decoagulation, decomposition, decrement, degradability, degradation, deliquescence, deliquium, dematerialization, demise, demobilization, departure, depletion, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, detachment, devastation, diaspora, diffusion, dilapidation, disappearance, disappearing, disbandment, discontinuation, discontinuity, discreteness, disintegration, disjunction, dislocation, dismissal, disorder, disorganization, dispersal, dispersion, disruption, dissipation, dissolving, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, doom, dying, ebb of life, eclipse, elimination, end, end of life, ending, entropy, erasure, erosion, eternal rest, evanescence, evaporation, exfoliation, exhaustion, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, final summons, finger of death, finish, fluidification, fluidization, fragmentation, fusing, fusion, going, going off, grave, hand of death, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, incoherence, inconsistency, jaws of death, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaching, leaving life, liquefaction, liquescence, liquescency, lixiviation, loss, loss of life, making an end, melting, mildew, mold, nonadhesion, noncohesion, occultation, overthrow, oxidation, oxidization, parting, partition, passing, passing away, passing over, percolation, perdition, perishing, quietus, ravage, ravages of time, release, resolution, rest, revolution, reward, ruin, ruination, running, rupture, rust, scaling, scattering, sentence of death, separateness, separation, shades of death, shadow of death, shambles, shattering, shrinkage, silence, slaughter, sleep, solubilization, solution, somatic death, split-up, spoilage, spoliation, summons of death, termination, thawing, unadherence, unadhesiveness, unclotting, undoing, untenacity, vandalism, vanishing, vanishing point, waste, wear, wear and tear, wipe, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
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