dissolve: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-zolv'), [key]
— v. n. -solved, -solv•ing,
- to make a solution of, as by mixing with a liquid; pass into solution: to dissolve salt in water.
- to melt; liquefy: to dissolve sugar into syrup.
- to undo (a tie or bond); break up (a connection, union, etc.).
- to break up (an assembly or organization); dismiss; disperse.
- to order the termination of (a parliament or other legislative body).
- to bring to an end; terminate; destroy: to dissolve one's hopes.
- to separate into parts or elements; disintegrate.
- to destroy the binding power or influence of: to dissolve a spell.
- to deprive of force; abrogate; annul: to dissolve a marriage.
- to become dissolved, as in a solvent.
- to become melted or liquefied.
- to disintegrate, break up, or disperse.
- to lose force, intensity, or strength.
- to disappear gradually; fade away.
- to break down emotionally; lose one's composure: The poor child dissolved in tears.
- to fade out one shot or scene while simultaneously fading in the next, overlapping the two during the process.
- Also calleda transition from one scene to the next made by dissolving.
- dissolve (Thesaurus)