Dictionary Results for dissolve


1. dissolve - noun

· (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out

Hypernym(s): transition




2. dissolve - verb

· become weaker; "The sound faded out"

Synonym(s): fade_out, fade_away

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




3. dissolve - verb

· cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

Synonym(s): resolve, break_up

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




4. dissolve - verb

· come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up"

Synonym(s): break_up

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




5. dissolve - verb

· stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"

Synonym(s): disband

Hypernym(s): break_up




6. dissolve - verb

· cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"

Hypernym(s): upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit




7. dissolve - verb

· lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"

Hypernym(s): break_down, lose_it, snap




8. dissolve - verb

· cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




9. dissolve - verb

· pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"

Hypernym(s): disintegrate




10. dissolve - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt

Hypernym(s): liquefy, flux, liquify




11. dissolve - verb

· bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

Synonym(s): break_up

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




12. dissolve - verb

· declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Synonym(s): dismiss

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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