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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (5)

1. separation into component parts;
[syn: dissolution, disintegration]

2. the process of going into solution;
- Example: "the dissolving of salt in water"
[syn: dissolving, dissolution]

3. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure;
[syn: profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness]

4. the termination of a meeting;
[syn: adjournment, dissolution]

5. the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations);
[syn: dissolution, breakup]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissolution \Dis`so*lu"tion\, n. [OE. dissolucioun dissoluteness, F. dissolution, fr. L. dissolutio, fr. dissolvere. See Dissolve.] 1. The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation. [1913 Webster] Dissolutions of ancient amities. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting. [1913 Webster] 3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution. [1913 Webster] The dissolution of the compound. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership. [1913 Webster] Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death. [1913 Webster] We expected Immediate dissolution. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction. [1913 Webster] A man of continual dissolution and thaw. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin. [1913 Webster] To make a present dissolution of the world. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.] --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dissolution n 1: separation into component parts [syn: dissolution, disintegration] 2: the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water" [syn: dissolving, dissolution] 3: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure [syn: profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, looseness] 4: the termination of a meeting [syn: adjournment, dissolution] 5: the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations) [syn: dissolution, breakup]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

208 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissolution": ablation, adjournment, aloofness, anarchy, annihilation, atomization, attrition, bane, biodegradability, biodegradation, biological death, blackout, blocking, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakdown, breaking down, breaking up, breakup, carnage, cessation of life, chaos, clinical death, collapse, colliquation, conclusion, confusion, consumption, corrosion, corruption, crack-up, crossing the bar, crumbling, curtains, damnation, deactivation, death, death knell, debt of nature, decay, decease, decimation, decoagulation, decomposition, decrement, degradability, degradation, deliquescence, deliquium, dematerialization, demise, demobilization, departure, depletion, depredation, desolation, despoilment, despoliation, destruction, detachment, devastation, diaspora, diffusion, dilapidation, disappearance, disappearing, disbandment, discontinuation, discontinuity, discreteness, disintegration, disjunction, dislocation, dismissal, disorder, disorganization, dispersal, dispersion, disruption, dissipation, dissolving, disunion, division, divorce, divorcement, doom, dying, ebb of life, eclipse, elimination, end, end of life, ending, entropy, erasure, erosion, eternal rest, evanescence, evaporation, exfoliation, exhaustion, exit, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, final summons, finger of death, finish, fluidification, fluidization, fragmentation, fusing, fusion, going, going off, grave, hand of death, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, incoherence, inconsistency, jaws of death, knell, last debt, last muster, last rest, last roundup, last sleep, leaching, leaving life, liquefaction, liquescence, liquescency, lixiviation, loss, loss of life, making an end, melting, mildew, mold, nonadhesion, noncohesion, occultation, overthrow, oxidation, oxidization, parting, partition, passing, passing away, passing over, percolation, perdition, perishing, quietus, ravage, ravages of time, release, resolution, rest, revolution, reward, ruin, ruination, running, rupture, rust, scaling, scattering, sentence of death, separateness, separation, shades of death, shadow of death, shambles, shattering, shrinkage, silence, slaughter, sleep, solubilization, solution, somatic death, split-up, spoilage, spoliation, summons of death, termination, thawing, unadherence, unadhesiveness, unclotting, undoing, untenacity, vandalism, vanishing, vanishing point, waste, wear, wear and tear, wipe, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DISSOLUTION, contracts. The dissolution of a contract, is the annulling its effects between the contracting parties. 2. This dissolution of a partnership, is the putting an end to the partnership. Its dissolution does not affect contracts made between the. partners and others; so that they are entitled to all their rights, and they are liable on their obligations, as if the partnership had not been dissolved. Vide article Partnership and 3 Kent, Com. 27 Dane's Ab. h.t.; Gow on Partn. Index, h.t.; Wats. on Partn. h.t.; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DISSOLUTION, practice. The act of rendering a legal proceeding null, or changing its character; as, a foreign attachment in Pennsylvania is: dissolved by entering bail to the action. Injunctions are dissolved by the court.