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  Definition of dissolve
  1. (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  2. declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
  3. come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
  4. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
  5. become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
  6. pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
  7. cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
  8. become weaker; "The sound faded out"
  9. cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
  10. lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
  11. cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
  12. stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"
Similar Words: dismiss, break up, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt, resolve, fade out, fade away, disband

 

Hyponyms: deliquesce, defrost, deice, de-ice, melt, run, melt down, cut

 

Grouped Verbs: break up, dismiss, fade out, fade away

 

Derivational Morphology: fade out, fade away, dissolution, disintegration, adjournment, breakup, thaw, melt, thawing, melting, melter, warming, dissolving, solvent, dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, receding, fadeout, disbandment

 

 
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