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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.
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dissolving

The adding of a solute to a solvent to form a uniform solution.
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Noun1.dissolving - the process of going into solution; "the dissolving of salt in water"
liquefaction - the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
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And thus was consummated the work commenced by the Declaration of Independence--a work in which the people of the North American Union, acting under the deepest sense of responsibility to the Supreme Ruler of the universe, had achieved the most transcendent act of power that social man in his mortal condition can perform--even that of dissolving the ties of allegiance by which he is bound to his country; of renouncing that country itself; of demolishing its government; of instituting another government; and of making for himself another country in its stead.
'Of dissolving with her, and being more happy still!' he answered.
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'I hereby pronounce a decree Nisi, dissolving the marriage between the parties, the union between Michael and Jackline is hereby dissolved', the judge said.
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The Penang lawmaker said the state administration will have to follow the due process in dissolving the state legislative assembly.
At first, I didn't believe I was really dissolving the clouds by merely commanding or intending them to disappear, because clouds appear and disappear as the wind blows.
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