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Definitions of dissolution

  1. the termination of a meeting
  2. the termination of a relationship
  3. separation into component parts
  4. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
  5. the process of going into solution; " the dissolving of salt in water"
  6. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
  7. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
  8. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
  9. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
  10. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
  11. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
  12. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
  13. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
  14. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.
  15. A term used instead of divorce in some states.
  16. The act of dissolving or converting into liquid; death; disorganization.
  17. The breaking up of an assembly: change from a solid to a liquid state: a melting: separation of a body into its original elements: decomposition: destruction: death.
  18. Act of dissolving; death.
  19. The act of dissolving; separation; disintegration; decomposition; death.
  20. The act of liquefying or melting; the reduction of a body into very minute parts by a solvent, as of salts in water; decomposition, solution or death; the separation of the soul and body; destruction or the separation of the parts which compose a connected system or body; the breaking up of an assembly, or the putting an end to its existence; dissoluteness. Dissolution of the blood, that state of the blood in which, when withdrawn from the body, it does not readily coagulate on cooling, as in malignant fevers. See Dissolve.
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Usage examples for dissolution

  1. Left to themselves, they would hasten to dissolution and the man would thus die a second time; that is to say, he would be annihilated. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. The London County Council itself was unwilling to undertake elementary education, and the School Board, like all other bodies in such circumstances, vehemently objected to its own dissolution – The History of the Fabian Society by Edward R. Pease
  3. Came to Canada with his mother, 1825. Educated at Nicolet College; studied law, and called to the bar, 1836. Elected to the Assembly for Montreal, 1843, but prevented from taking his seat by the dissolution of the Assembly. – The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History by Various
  4. Besides which the fifteen francs a day will be a fortune to them, and they will be terrified by the threat of a dissolution – Correspondence & Conversations of Alexis de Tocqueville with Nassau William Senior from 1834 to 1859, Vol. 2 by Alexis de Tocqueville
  5. The state of decay into which those institutions had already fallen, and which alone made their dissolution possible, must have extended itself to these fen- lands. – Prose Idylls by Charles Kingsley
  6. Quite towards the end, when the dissolution had already attacked the brain, the Grand Duke made one wish clear, which, though scarcely understood, was hastily complied with, although its fulfilment could not do the slightest good to the Grand Duke. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  7. Thou hast been my evil angel, and I will be thine: I will dog thee till the very instant of dissolution – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. The hope of worldly elevation, which had sprung up with so sudden and brilliant a flame, faded slowly away, and in its partial death the pains of dissolution were felt. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  9. The legislature chosen in May was apparently unfit for the work now to be done, for the extraordinary step of a dissolution was decided on, and a new election held, under circumstances in which it was easy to secure the return of suitable candidates. – The Emancipation of Massachusetts by Brooks Adams
  10. There can be no possible doubt that if marriage is to remain and become moral there must be an easier dissolution of its bonds. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  11. The question of a dissolution begins to press. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  12. Though the patricians had, at first, worn the appearance of mere wax- work, they now began to wax warm, which led to their speedy dissolution for the Gauls, falling violently upon them, converted the whole scene into a chamber of horrors. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  13. This dissolution however, only has respect to the future. – The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping by H. Byerley Thomson
  14. We know, however, very little about them or it, but its poverty did not save it of course at the dissolution – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  15. Upon such immutable customs does an ancient State repose, which, if they are disturbed, there is danger of its dissolution – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  16. Amid the confusion which was at once the cause and consequence of a dissolution of government, men's minds as well as actions became regardless of all legal restraint. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  17. Therefore they considered it best to have a dissolution at once, by mutual consent, rather than by a less desirable mode. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  18. Now let the dissolution of Parliament come with all convenient speed; he longed to begin the political conflict. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  19. Now, there followed a general dissolution – The Comedienne by Wladyslaw Reymont
  20. But there was no dissolution then. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
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