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Definitions of dissolve:
  • noun:   (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb:   declare void
    Example: "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
  • verb:   come to an end
    Example: "Their marriage dissolved"
  • verb:   bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
    Example: "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"
  • verb:   become or cause to become soft or liquid
    Example: "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"
  • verb:   pass into a solution
    Example: "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
  • verb:   cause to go into a solution
    Example: "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
  • verb:   become weaker
  • verb:   cause to fade away
    Example: "Dissolve a shot or a picture"
  • verb:   lose control emotionally
    Example: "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
  • verb:   cause to lose control emotionally
    Example: "The news dissolved her into tears"
  • verb:   stop functioning or cohering as a unit
    Example: "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"

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