dissolution

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noun dis·so·lu·tion \ˌdi-sə-ˈlü-shən\

Definition of dissolution

  1. 1 :  the act or process of dissolving: such asa :  separation into component partsb (1) :  decay, disintegration (2) :  death grew convinced of his friend's approaching dissolution — Elinor Wyliec :  termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing the dissolution of the republic their marriage's dissolutiond :  the dissolving of an assembly or organization the dissolution of the legislaturee chemistry :  liquefaction the dissolution of ice

  2. 2 :  a dissolute or indulgent act or practice

Examples of dissolution in a Sentence

  1. the dissolution of the marriage

  2. the dissolution of old beliefs

  3. The treatment is used for the dissolution of kidney stones.

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Did You Know?

Dissolution is the noun form of dissolve, but it's a much less common word. Still, we refer to the fact that the dissolution of American marriages became far more common in the later 20th century. Or that when India won its independence in 1948, the dissolution of the once-global British empire was all but complete. Or that factors such as crime and drugs might be contributing to the dissolution of contemporary society's moral fabric. A dissolute person is someone in whom all restraint has dissolved, and who now indulges in behavior that shocks decent people.

Origin and Etymology of dissolution

see dissolute


DISSOLUTION Defined for English Language Learners

dissolution

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Definition of dissolution for English Language Learners

  • : the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, agreement, etc.

  • : the process of making something slowly end or disappear


Medical Dictionary

dissolution

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noun dis·so·lu·tion \ˌdis-ə-ˈlü-shən\

Medical Definition of dissolution

  1. :  the act or process of dissolving: asa:  separation into component partsb:  death 1 grew convinced of his friend's approaching dissolution—Elinor Wyliec:  liquefactiond:  solution 1a


Law Dictionary

dissolution

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noun dis·so·lu·tion \ˌdi-sə-ˈlü-shən\

Legal Definition of dissolution

  1. :  the act or process of ending: as a :  the termination of an organized body (as a court) b :  the ending of a partnership relationship caused by the withdrawal of one of the partners from the relationship c :  the termination of a corporation involuntary dissolution :  dissolution of a corporation by a court in response to a shareholder petition based on statutorily prescribed grounds voluntary dissolution :  dissolution of a corporation upon the initiative of the directors and with approval of a certain percentage of the shareholders d :  the termination of an injunction or stay by court order e :  the termination of a marriage by divorce



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