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From Middle English dissolucioun, from Old French dissolucion, from Latin dissolūtiō (“a dissolving, destroying, breaking up, dissolution”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌdɪsəˈl(j)uːʃən/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌdɪsəˈluʃən/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːʃən
dissolution (countable and uncountable, plural dissolutions)
- The termination of an organized body or legislative assembly, especially a formal dismissal.
- Synonyms: abolition, disestablishment
- Antonyms: establishment, foundation
- Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments.
- Dissolving, or going into solution.
- The quality of being dissolute.
- Synonym: dissipation
- He led a life of dissolution, drinking and gambling almost daily.
termination of an organized body or legislative assembly
dissolving, or going into solution
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- “dissolution”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
- dissolution on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
From Latin dissolūtiōnem (accusative of dissolūtiō).
dissolution f (plural dissolutions)
- “dissolution”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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