dissolution-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: process of decomposition, decay

Commentary: DISSOLUTION[+event][+physical][+process][+decomposition]

What can be done to prevent further dissolution of these old manuscripts?
Maggots expedited the dissolution of the flesh on the dead animal carcass.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: the process of dissolving into a solution

Commentary: DISSOLUTION[+event][+physical][+process][+dissolving][+into_solution]

The syrup is created by a dissolution of sugar into water, then boiling it.
These minerals make good pigments because they are susceptible to dissolution.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: debauched living, profligacy, dissipation

Commentary: DISSOLUTION[+activity][+lifestyle][+debauched]

The decadent playboy came to regret his years of dissolution and womanizing.
The preacher warned them that drink would lead to a life of sin and dissolution.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the breakup or termination of a social relationship

Commentary: DISSOLUTION[+event][+social][+breakup][+of_relationship]

Mr. Brown called for a dissolution of the meeting and finally got a vote on it.
John was devastated by the dissolution of his marriage.
Lincoln wanted to avoid the dissolution of the union.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5

Sense Number 5: death of a person

Commentary: DISSOLUTION[+event][+physical][+death]

He was in full possession of his faculties up to within a few hours of his dissolution.
The subjects mourned the dissolution of their great queen.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1c