- (transitive) To terminate a union of multiple members actively, as by disbanding
- The ruling party or coalition sometimes dissolves parliament early when the polls are favorable, hoping to reconvene with a larger majority
- (transitive) To destroy, make disappear
- (transitive) To liquify, melt into a fluid
- as if the world were all dissolved to tears
- (intransitive) To be melted, changed into a fluid
- (chemistry, transitive) To disintegrate chemically into a solution by immersion into a liquid or gas.
- (chemistry, intransitive) To be disintegrated by such immersion.
- (transitive) To disperse, drive apart a group of persons.
- Nothing can dissolve us.
- (transitive) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
- Down fell the duke, his joints dissolved asunder.
- The Declaration of Independence
- For one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.
- (law, transitive) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release.
- to dissolve an injunction
- 2017 August 13, Brandon Nowalk, “Oldtown offers one last game-changing secret as Game Of Thrones goes behind enemy lines (newbies)”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Jon Snow is the legitimate heir to the Targaryen line, by the old rules, of the old government, which was dissolved and reshaped by King Robert.
- (cinematography, intransitive) To shift from one shot to another by having the former fade out as the latter fades in.
- (intransitive) To resolve itself as by dissolution
- (obsolete) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
- dissolved the mystery
- Bible, Daniel v. 16
- Make interpretations and dissolve doubts.
- To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
- Angels dissolved in hallelujahs lie.
to terminate a union of multiple members actively
transitive: to disintegrate into a solution by immersion
intransitive: to be disintegrated into a solution by immersion
to resolve itself as by dissolution
fade out — see fade out
to disperse a group
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dissolve (plural dissolves)
- (cinematography) A form of film punctuation in which there is a gradual transition from one scene to the next.