Dissolve meaning

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To dissolve is defined as to become broken up or absorbed by something or to disappear into something else.

When sugar becomes absorbed into water, this is an example of when sugar dissolves into water.

When a club breaks up and the members go their separate ways, this is an example of a time when the club dissolves.

When you break down into tears, this is an example of a time when you dissolve into tears.

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To cause to be moved emotionally or upset.
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To make or become liquid; liquefy; melt.
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A transition in a cinematic work consisting of a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
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To be moved or overcome emotionally.

I dissolved into helpless laughter.

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To merge with a liquid; pass or make pass into solution.
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To end by or as by breaking up; terminate.
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To disappear or make disappear.
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(film, tv) To combine or be combined in a lap dissolve.
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To pass or cause to pass into solution.
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A website design technique borrowed from the film and video industry in which the transition between two Web pages is represented visually by one page fading into another. Also known as a "soft cut," the result is achieved in the HTML coding of the images to gradual pre-determined durations. A dissolve might begin with 100% of one image, then 90/10, 80/20 and so on to achieve the desired effect. See slide transition.
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To liquify, melt into a fluid.
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(intransitive) To be melted, changed into a fluid.
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To terminate a union of multiple members actively, as by disbanding.

The ruling party or coalition sometimes dissolves parliament early when the polls are favorable, hoping to reconvene with a larger majority.

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(chemistry) To disintegrate chemically into a solution by immersion into a liquid or gas.
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(chemistry, intransitive) To be disintegrated by such immersion.
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To disperse, drive apart a group of persons.
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To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
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(law) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release.

To dissolve an injunction.

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(cinematography, intransitive) To shift from one shot to another by having the former fade out as the latter fades in.
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(intransitive) To resolve itself as by dissolution.
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Bible, Daniel v. 16

Make interpretations and dissolve doubts.

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To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
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(cinematography) A film punctuation in which there is a gradual transition from one scene to the next.
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To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
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To break up; disunite; decompose; disintegrate.
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dissolve in tears
  • weep
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

dissolve in tears

Origin of dissolve

  • Middle English dissolven from Latin dissolvere dis- dis- solvere to release leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Recorded since c.1374, from Latin dissolvere "to loosen up, break apart", itself from dis- "apart" + solvere "to loose, loosen"

    From Wiktionary