The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
- Decomposition into fragments or parts; disintegration.
- Indulgence in sensual pleasures; debauchery.
- Termination or extinction by disintegration or dispersion: The dissolution of the empire was remarkably swift.
- Extinction of life; death.
- Annulment or termination of a formal or legal bond, tie, or contract.
- Formal dismissal of an assembly or legislature.
- Reduction to a liquid form; liquefaction.