Dissolution

Dis`so*lu"tion

(?), n. [OE. dissolucioun dissoluteness, F. dissolution, fr. L. dissolutio, fr. dissolvere. See Dissolve.] 1. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
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Dissolutions of ancient amities.
Shak.
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2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
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3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
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The dissolution of the compound.
South.
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4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
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Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament.
Blackstone.
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5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
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We expected
Immediate dissolution.
Milton.
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6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
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A man of continual dissolution and thaw.
Shak.
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7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution. Bacon.
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8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
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To make a present dissolution of the world.
Hooker.
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9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.] Atterbury.
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