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Dissolve meaning

dissolve - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. declare void; " The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
  2. 2. come to an end; " Their marriage dissolved"; " The tobacco monopoly broke up"
  3. 3. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; " The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; " the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
  4. 4. 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"
  5. 5. become weaker; " The sound faded out"
  6. 6. cause to fade away; " dissolve a shot or a picture"
  7. 7. cause to lose control emotionally; " The news dissolved her into tears"
  8. 8. stop functioning or cohering as a unit; " The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
  11. 11. To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
  12. 12. To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
  13. 13. To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
  14. 14. To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
  15. 15. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
  16. 16. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
  17. 17. To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
  18. 18. To break up; loose; melt.

dissolve - examples of usage

  1. Dissolve the isinglass in as much hot water as will cover it.
  2. He piteously entreated him to dissolve the charm and deliver him, and he would never do so again.
  3. It must be shortly, then, For his dark words have tyed my thoughts on knots 165 Till he dissolve and free them.
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