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Meaning & Definition of Dissolve in English

English

Dissolve

/dɪzɑlv/

noun

1. (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next

  • The next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
    synonym:
  • dissolve

verb

1. Become weaker

  • "The sound faded out"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • fade out
  • ,
  • fade away

2. Cause to go into a solution

  • "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • resolve
  • ,
  • break up

3. Come to an end

  • "Their marriage dissolved"
  • "The tobacco monopoly broke up"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • break up

4. Stop functioning or cohering as a unit

  • "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"
    synonym:
  • disband
  • ,
  • dissolve

5. Cause to lose control emotionally

  • "The news dissolved her into tears"
    synonym:
  • dissolve

6. Lose control emotionally

  • "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
    synonym:
  • dissolve

7. Cause to fade away

  • "Dissolve a shot or a picture"
    synonym:
  • dissolve

8. Pass into a solution

  • "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
    synonym:
  • dissolve

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"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • break up

11. Declare void

  • "The president dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • dismiss

Examples of using

Sugar dissolves in warm coffee.
Sugar dissolves in hot water.
Sugar dissolves in hot coffee.