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dissolution

dis·so·lu·tion

dissolution

 
 
pronunciation:
dI s lu shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act, process, or result of decomposition, disintegration, or dispersion into parts or elements.
Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia became independent nations after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
synonyms:
breakup
antonyms:
consolidation
similar words:
decay, divorce
definition 2: the annulment or severance of a bond or tie, esp. a formal or contractual connection.
With the dissolution of his first marriage, he was free to marry again.
antonyms:
consolidation
similar words:
divorce
definition 3: the dismissal or dispersal of an organization, such as a legislative body.
The House of Commons voted for the dissolution of Parliament and called for an early general election.
antonyms:
consolidation
definition 4: death; extinction.
definition 5: the process of becoming liquid; liquefaction.
similar words:
melt
derivation: dissolutive (adj.)
Word Parts
The word dissolution contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
solv, solu Latin root that means loosen