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Definition of "dissolution" []

  • Decomposition into fragments or parts; disintegration. (noun)
  • Indulgence in sensual pleasures; debauchery. (noun)
  • Termination or extinction by disintegration or dispersion: The dissolution of the empire was remarkably swift. (noun)
  • Extinction of life; death. (noun)
  • Annulment or termination of a formal or legal bond, tie, or contract. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissolution" in a sentence
  • "They call the dissolution of century-old towns, which residents have strong emotional ties to, a pipe dream."
  • "The momentary fascination with the reality TV train wreck Jon & Kate Plus 8″ has me wondering if the sad saga of family striving and dissolution is beneficial as a morality tale."
  • "While full dissolution is unlikely at this point I can see the Baltic States not making their final qualifications needed to adopt the Euro and I could see someone like Greece, Spain or Portugal reverting to their old domestic currencies."