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dissolve

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verb dis·solve \di-ˈzälv, -ˈzȯlv also -ˈzäv or -ˈzȯv\

Simple Definition of dissolve

  • of something solid : to mix with a liquid and become part of the liquid

  • : to officially end (something, such as a marriage, organization, or agreement)

  • : to end or disappear or cause (something) to end or disappear

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dissolve

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cause to disperse or disappear :  destroy <do not dissolve and deface the laws of charity — Francis Bacon> b :  to separate into component parts :  disintegrate c :  to bring to an end :  terminate <dissolve parliament> d :  annul <dissolve an injunction>

  3. 2 a :  to cause to pass into solution <dissolve sugar in water> b :  melt, liquefy c :  to cause to be emotionally moved d :  to cause to fade in or out in a dissolve

  4. 3 archaic :  detach, loosen

  5. 4 :  to clear up <dissolve a problem>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to become dissipated or decomposed b :  break up, disperse c :  to fade away

  8. 2 a :  to become fluid :  melt b :  to pass into solution c :  to be overcome emotionally <dissolved into tears> d :  to resolve itself as if by dissolution <hate dissolved into fear> e :  to change by a dissolve <the scene dissolves to a Victorian parlor>

dissolvable

play \-ˈzäl-və-bəl, -ˈzȯl-\ adjective

dissolvent

play \-ˈzäl-vənt, -ˈzȯl-\ noun or adjective

dissolver

noun

Examples of dissolve in a sentence

  1. Dissolve the tablet in water.

  2. Hopes for peace dissolved in renewed violence.

  3. His kind words dissolved her sadness.

  4. The treatment is used to dissolve kidney stones.



Origin and Etymology of dissolve

Middle English, from Latin dissolvere, from dis- + solvere to loosen — more at solve


First Known Use: 14th century


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dissolve

noun dis·solve

Definition of dissolve

  1. :  a gradual superimposing of one motion-picture or television shot upon another on a screen



1916

First Known Use of dissolve

1916

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DISSOLVE Defined for Kids

dissolve

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verb dis·solve \di-ˈzälv\

Definition of dissolve for Students

dissolved

dissolving

  1. 1 :  to become part of a liquid <Sugar dissolves in water.>

  2. 2 :  to bring to an end :  terminate <The businessmen dissolved their partnership.>

  3. 3 :  to fade away as if by melting or breaking up <His anger quickly dissolved.>

  4. 4 :  to be overcome by a strong feeling <He dissolved into tears.>




Medical Dictionary

dissolve

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verb dis·solve \diz-ˈälv, -ˈȯlv\

Medical Definition of dissolve

dissolved

;

dissolving

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to cause to pass into solution <dissolve sugar in water>

  4. 2:  to cause to melt or liquefy

  5. 1

  6. intransitive verb

  7. :  to become fluid

  8. 2:  to pass into solution

dissolvable

\-ˈäl-və-bəl, -ˈȯl-\play adjective

dissolver

noun



Law Dictionary

dissolve

transitive verb dis·solve

Legal Definition of dissolve

dissolved

dissolving

  1. :  to bring about the dissolution of

dissolvable

adjective




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