dissolve n : (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
1 cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: resolve, break up]
2 pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
4 come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up" [syn: break up]
5 stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting" [syn: disband]
6 cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
7 lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
8 cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
9 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" [syn: thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt]
10 bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company" [syn: break up]
11 declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections" [syn: dismiss]
to disintegrate by immersing it into a liquid
- Czech: rozpustit
- German: auflösen
- Portuguese: dissolver
- Cyrillic: распасти се
- Roman: raspasti se
- Italian: dissolvenza
Dissolution or dissolve may refer to:
- dissolution (law), in law, means to end a legal entity or agreement such as a marriage (see divorce), adoption, or corporation
- dissolution, or solvation, in chemistry, the process of dissolving a solid substance into a solvent to yield a solution.
- dissolution of parliament, in politics, the dismissal of a legislature so that fresh elections can be held, sometimes ahead of schedule
- Dissolution of the Monasteries, in British history, the formal process during the English Reformation by which Henry VIII confiscated the property of the monastic institutions in England, Wales and Ireland between 1538 and 1541
- Dissolution (novel), a 2002 fantasy novel by Richard Lee Byers
- Dissolution (C. J. Sansom novel), 2003 novel
- dissolve (film), in film and video editing, a transition between scenes
- decadence, moral degeneracy
dissolve in French: Dissolution
dissolve in Simple English: Dissolve
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