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dissolve

noun (n)

  • (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • become weaker (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to go into a solution (verb.change)
    Synonym: break up, resolve
    Example:
    The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water.
    source: wordnet30
  • come to an end (verb.change)
    Synonym: break, break up
    Example:
    Their marriage dissolved.
    source: wordnet30
  • stop functioning or cohering as a unit (verb.motion)
    Synonym: disband
    Example:
    The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to lose control emotionally (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    The news dissolved her into tears.
    source: wordnet30
  • lose control emotionally (verb.emotion)
    Example:
    She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to fade away (verb.change)
    Example:
    Dissolve a shot or a picture.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass into a solution (verb.change)
    Example:
    The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee.
    source: wordnet30
  • become or cause to become soft or liquid (verb.change)
    Example:
    The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring the association of to an end or cause to break up (verb.change)
    Synonym: break up
    Example:
    The decree officially dissolved the marriage.
    The judge dissolved the tobacco company.
    source: wordnet30
  • declare void (verb.change)
    Synonym: dismiss
    Example:
    The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections.
    source: wordnet30
  • To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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