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dis·solve

 (dĭ-zŏlv′)
v. dis·solved, dis·solv·ing, dis·solves
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause to pass into solution: dissolve salt in water.
b. To reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt.
c. To cause to lose definition; blend or blur: "Morality has finally been dissolved in pity" (Leslie Fiedler).
2.
a. To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel: The sun dissolved the fog. That remark dissolved the tension in the room.
b. To break into component parts; disintegrate: The deal dissolved the company into three separate businesses.
c. To bring to an end, as by breaking up; terminate or annul: "General de Gaulle was returned to power ... with a mandate to dissolve an overseas empire that had turned into a nightmare" (Alison Jolly).
d. To dismiss (an assembly such as a legislative body).
3. To cause to be moved emotionally or upset.
v.intr.
1.
a. To pass into solution: Salt dissolves easily in water.
b. To become liquid; melt: The clumps of snow dissolved into puddles.
c. To lose definition; become blurred or indistinguishable: "The last shadows have dissolved into darkness" (Daniel Blajan).
2.
a. To become disintegrated; disappear: The mist dissolves as the sun rises.
b. To be broken up into separate parts: The empire dissolved into many separate countries.
c. To be brought to an end; be annulled or terminated: After a long separation, the marriage finally dissolved.
3. To be moved or overcome emotionally: I dissolved into helpless laughter.
4. To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
n.
A transition in a cinematic work consisting of a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears. Also called lap dissolve.

[Middle English dissolven, from Latin dissolvere : dis-, dis- + solvere, to release; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·solv′a·ble adj.
dis·solv′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissolved - (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form; "add the dissolved gelatin"
liquified, melted, liquid - changed from a solid to a liquid state; "rivers filled to overflowing by melted snow"
Translations

dissolved

a. pp. de to dissolve, disuelto-a, diluido-a.
References in classic literature ?
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
If, then, we find any nature which having this inherent corruption cannot be dissolved or destroyed, we may be certain that of such a nature there is no destruction?
And, on the same principle, unless some bodily evil can produce an evil of the soul, we must not suppose that the soul, which is one thing, can be dissolved by any merely external evil which belongs to another?
There was formerly also a kingly power in Crete; but it was afterwards dissolved, and the command of their armies was given to the
And what is the difference, if a state is dissolved at once by such violent means, or if it gradually so alters in process of time as to be no longer the same constitution?
Then, too," continued the Lotharian, "there is always the hope, which with us is little short of belief, that some day these materializations will merge into the real--that they will remain, some of them, after we have dissolved their fellows, and that thus we shall have discovered a means for perpetuating our dying race.
And if she had been dissolved into earth, or worse, what would you have dreamt of then?
If the Confederacy were to be dissolved, it would become a question, whether the Executives of the several States were not solely invested with that delicate and important prerogative.
A sketch in gray and red dissolved into a moblike body of men who galloped like wild horses.
1975: The 1975 parliament was dissolved by an Amiri decree in 1976, after the government resigned over the accumulation of several draft bills at the assembly for a long period.
Technavio's research analyst predicts the global dissolved oxygen meter market to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.
When the blood clot has been dissolved, normal blood flow to the affected area is restored.