(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.
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.Bancroft.
(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.Shak.
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.South.
4. The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
Dissolution is the civil death of Parliament.Blackstone.
5. The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
6. The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
A man of continual dissolution and thaw.Shak.
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.Hooker.
9. Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness. [Obs. or R.] Atterbury.