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 dissolve dissolve

noun

  • () (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out  ( dissolve )
    (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb

  • () become weaker  ( fade away, fade out, dissolve )
    become weaker
     The sound faded out
    The sound faded out
  • () cause to go into a solution  ( resolve, break up, dissolve )
    cause to go into a solution
     The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
    The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
  • () come to an end  ( break up, dissolve )
    come to an end
     Their marriage dissolved
    Their marriage dissolved
     The tobacco monopoly broke up
    The tobacco monopoly broke up
  • () stop functioning or cohering as a unit  ( disband, dissolve )
    stop functioning or cohering as a unit
     The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting
    The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting
  • declare void  ( dismiss, dissolve )
    declare void
     The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
    The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
  • bring the association of to an end or cause to break up  ( break up, dissolve )
    bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
     The decree officially dissolved the marriage
    The decree officially dissolved the marriage
     the judge dissolved the tobacco company
    the judge dissolved the tobacco company
  • become or cause to become soft or liquid  ( dethaw, dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, melt, thaw )
    become or cause to become soft or liquid
     The sun melted the ice
    The sun melted the ice
     the ice thawed
    the ice thawed
     the ice cream melted
    the ice cream melted
     The heat melted the wax
    The heat melted the wax
     The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
     dethaw the meat
    dethaw the meat
  • pass into a solution  ( dissolve )
    pass into a solution
     The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee
    The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee
  • cause to fade away  ( dissolve )
    cause to fade away
     dissolve a shot or a picture
    dissolve a shot or a picture
  • lose control emotionally  ( dissolve )
    lose control emotionally
     She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme
    She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme
  • cause to lose control emotionally  ( dissolve )
    cause to lose control emotionally
     The news dissolved her into tears
    The news dissolved her into tears