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Definition of Dissolution


  1. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
  2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
  3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
  4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
  5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
  6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
  7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
  8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
  9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.

Dissolution Quotations

Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution.
Daniel Dennett

Even papists could not see that a moral evil was detained in the soul through its physical connection with the body; and that it required the dissolution of this physical connection before the moral contagion could be removed.
Adam Clarke

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.
Ronald Reagan

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

You can forgive people who do not follow you through a philosophical disquisition; but to find your wife laughing when you had tears in your eyes, or staring when you were in a fit of laughter, would go some way towards a dissolution of the marriage.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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Dissolution Translations

dissolution in Italian is dissoluzione
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