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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 ?
At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Their connections were dissolved, their armies scattered, and a future invasion put entirely out of their power; yet they continued to practise mischief secretly upon the inhabitants, in the exposed parts of the country.
A codfish of sixty pounds, caught in the bay, had been dissolved into the rich liquid of a chowder.
I was on a visit to Alf's plantation, for it was after we had dissolved partnership.
Then had followed the news that the producer of this awful event was a stranger, a mighty magician at Arthur's court; that he could have blown out the sun like a candle, and was just going to do it when his mercy was purchased, and he then dissolved his enchantments, and was now recognized and honored as the man who had by his unaided might saved the globe from destruction and its peoples from extinction.
For instance, for some forms of disease, the patient drinks the native hot water of Baden-Baden, with a spoonful of salt from the Carlsbad springs dissolved in it.
She felt the engagement to be a source of repentance and misery to each: she dissolved it.
And if she had been dissolved into earth, or worse, what would you have dreamt of then?
The scheme she had privately devised against Michael Vanstone -- which Captain Wragge's sharp insight had partially penetrated when she first warned him that their partnership must be dissolved -- was a scheme which she could now plainly see must be abandoned as hopeless, in the case of Michael Vanstone's son.
On the marriage morning, Doctor Manette bad made it his one urgent and express request to Charles Darnay, that the secret of this name should be--unless he, the Doctor, dissolved the obligation--kept inviolate between them.
as to me, I was dissolved in tears), that he hung over her in a passionate manner, imploring her to look up, and to be calm.
To thee alone can I tell how oft, since I came to this kingdom, I have desired to be dissolved and to be with the just.