[ dis-uh-loo-shuh n ]
/ ˌdɪs əˈlu ʃən /


Nearby words

  1. dissogeny,
  2. dissogony,
  3. dissoluble,
  4. dissolute,
  5. dissolutely,
  6. dissolve,
  7. dissolvent,
  8. dissolving view,
  9. dissonance,
  10. dissonancy

Origin of dissolution

1350–1400; Middle English dissolucioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissolūtiōn- (stem of dissolūtiō). See dis-1, solution

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British Dictionary definitions for dissolution


/ (ˌdɪsəˈluːʃən) /


the resolution or separation into component parts; disintegration
destruction by breaking up and dispersing
the termination of a meeting or assembly, such as Parliament
the termination of a formal or legal relationship, such as a business enterprise, marriage, etc
the state of being dissolute; dissipation
the act or process of dissolving
Derived Formsdissolutive, adjective

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Word Origin and History for dissolution



late 14c., "separation into parts," also "frivolity, moral laxness, dissolute living," from Old French dissolution (12c.) and directly from Latin dissolutionem (nominative dissolutio) "a dissolving, destroying, interruption, dissolution," noun of action from past participle stem of dissolvere (see dissolve).

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Science definitions for dissolution


[ dĭs′ə-lōōshən ]

The dissolving of a material in a liquid.
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