Electrochemical dissolution of ionic species into a solid is an area of great interest in several fields including nanoscale patterning and energy storage. Such dissolution is strongly influenced by several factors e.g., work function difference, dislocation density, grain size, and number of grain boundaries. These parameters are strongly influenced by mechanical deformation of the ionic conductor. Here we characterize such a system of silver (Ag) and silver sulfide (Ag2S), where incorporation of Ag into the solid ionic conductor, Ag2S, is dramatically influenced by mechanical deformation. We show more than three-fold dissolution rate enhancement when the polycrystalline conductor is compressed to one-third of its original size. We attribute this enhancement to increased dislocation density which is supported by the high current densities observed during dissolution. Additionally, reduced electronic currents suggest most of this contribution comes from increased reaction at the metal-conductor interface. Our studies have important applications in areas involving ionic transport including direct metal patterning and energy storage technology.