Definition of dissolution
- the dissolution of the republic
- their marriage's dissolution
- the dissolution of the legislature
- the dissolution of ice
the dissolution of the marriage
the dissolution of old beliefs
The treatment is used for the dissolution of kidney stones.
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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.
: the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, agreement, etc.
: the process of making something slowly end or disappear
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