V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. separation or dissolving into parts; 2. a formal ending; 3. the breakup or termination of something; 4. death

Synonyms: decay, ruin, divorce, dismissal, melting, termination, end, adjournment, discontinuation, disintegration, demise

Antonyms: beginning, unification

Tips: When dissolution refers to the ending or termination of something (such as a marriage, contract, or political organization), it often carries an official connotation. Do NOT confuse the word dissolution with its homonym disillusion.

Usage Examples:

The dissolution of their marriage took place without much fanfare despite the fact that they had been together for nearly thirty years. (ending, termination)

The dissolution of the sugar in boiling water is the most important step in making hummingbird food for your new feeder. (dissolving, disintegration)

Henry VIII played a key role in the dissolution of the monasteries of the 1500's. (discontinuation, demise)

The dissolution of the company was very difficult for the many employees who had worked there for years. (end, disintegration, demise)

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