dissolution

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dissolution, from Latin dissolūtiō (a dissolving, destroying, breaking up, dissolution).

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Noun[edit]

dissolution (countable and uncountable, plural dissolutions)

  1. The termination of an organized body or legislative assembly, especially a formal dismissal.
    Synonym: abolition
    Antonyms: establishment, foundation
  2. Disintegration, or decomposition into fragments.
  3. Dissolving, or going into solution.
  4. The quality of being dissolute.
    Synonym: dissipation
    He led a life of dissolution, drinking and gambling almost daily.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dissolūtiōnem (accusative of dissolūtiō).

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Noun[edit]

dissolution f (plural dissolutions)

  1. dissolution

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