(Dis"so*lu*ble) a. [L. dissolubilis: cf. F. dissoluble. See Dissolve, and cf. Dissolvable.]

1. Capable of being dissolved; having its parts separable by heat or moisture; convertible into a fluid. Woodward.

2. Capable of being disunited.

(Dis"so*lu*ble*ness), n. The quality of being dissoluble; dissolubility. Boyle.

(Dis"so*lute) a. [L. dissolutus, p. p. of dissolvere: cf. F. dissolu. See Dissolve.]

1. With nerves unstrung; weak. [Obs.] Spenser.

2. Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched. "A wild and dissolute soldier." Motley.

Syn. — Uncurbed; unbridled; disorderly; unrestrained; reckless; wild; wanton; vicious; lax; licentious; lewd; rakish; debauched; profligate.

(Dis"so*lute*ly) adv. In a dissolute manner.

(Dis"so*lute*ness), n. State or quality of being dissolute; looseness of morals and manners; addictedness to sinful pleasures; debauchery; dissipation.

Chivalry had the vices of dissoluteness.

(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.

Dissolutions of ancient amities.

2. Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.

3. Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.

The dissolution of the compound.

4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.

Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament.

5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.

We expected
Immediate dissolution.

6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.

A man of continual dissolution and thaw.

7. The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution. Bacon.

8. Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.

To make a present dissolution of the world.

9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.] Atterbury.

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