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DISSOLUTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissolution mean? 

DISSOLUTION (noun)
  The noun DISSOLUTION has 5 senses:

1. the process of going into solution
2. separation into component parts
3. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
4. the termination of a meeting
5. the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

  Familiarity information: DISSOLUTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSOLUTION (noun)


Sense 1dissolution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of going into solution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

dissolution; dissolving

Context example:

the dissolving of salt in water

Hypernyms ("dissolution" is a kind of...):

liquefaction (the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid)


Sense 2dissolution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Separation into component parts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

disintegration; dissolution

Hypernyms ("dissolution" is a kind of...):

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissolution"):

fibrinolysis (a normal ongoing process that dissolves fibrin and results in the removal of small blood clots)

lysis ((biochemistry) dissolution or destruction of cells such as blood cells or bacteria)


Sense 3dissolution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

profligacy; licentiousness; dissipation; dissolution; looseness

Hypernyms ("dissolution" is a kind of...):

intemperance; intemperateness; self-indulgence (excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence)


Sense 4dissolution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The termination of a meeting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

adjournment; dissolution

Hypernyms ("dissolution" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)


Sense 5dissolution [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

breakup; dissolution

Hypernyms ("dissolution" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dissolution"):

splitsville (separation or breakup or divorce)

annulment; invalidation ((law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc))


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