Meaning of dissolve

Definition 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) become weaker; "The sound faded out"
cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"
cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
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"
bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

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