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dissolve


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolve  \Dis*solve"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  waste  away  to  be  dissipated;  to  be  decomposed  or 
  broken  up 
 
  2.  To  become  fluid;  to  be  melted;  to  be  liquefied. 
 
  A  figure  Trenched  in  ice,  which  with  an  hour's  heat 
  Dissolves  to  water,  and  doth  lose  his  form  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  fade  away  to  fall  to  nothing;  to  lose  power. 
 
  The  charm  dissolves  apace.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolve  \Dis*solve"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissolved};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dissolving}.]  [L.  dissolvere,  dissolutum  dis-  + 
  solvere  to  loose,  free  See  {Solve},  and  cf  {Dissolute}.] 
  1.  To  separate  into  competent  parts  to  disorganize;  to  break 
  up  hence  to  bring  to  an  end  by  separating  the  parts 
  sundering  a  relation,  etc.;  to  terminate;  to  destroy;  to 
  deprive  of  force;  as  to  dissolve  a  partnership;  to 
  dissolve  Parliament. 
 
  Lest  his  ungoverned  rage  dissolve  the  life.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  break  the  continuity  of  to  disconnect;  to  disunite;  to 
  sunder;  to  loosen;  to  undo;  to  separate. 
 
  Nothing  can  dissolve  us  --Shak. 
 
  Down  fell  the  duke,  his  joints  dissolved  asunder. 
  --Fairfax. 
 
  For  one  people  to  dissolve  the  political  bands  which 
  have  connected  them  with  another.  --The 
  Declaration  of 
  Independence. 
 
  3.  To  convert  into  a  liquid  by  means  of  heat,  moisture, 
  etc.,;  to  melt;  to  liquefy;  to  soften. 
 
  As  if  the  world  were  all  dissolved  to  tears.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  solve;  to  clear  up  to  resolve.  ``Dissolved  the 
  mystery.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  Make  interpretations  and  dissolve  doubts.  --Dan.  v. 
  16. 
 
  5.  To  relax  by  pleasure;  to  make  powerless. 
 
  Angels  dissolved  in  hallelujahs  lie.  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  (Law)  To  annul;  to  rescind;  to  discharge  or  release;  as 
  to  dissolve  an  injunction. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Adjourn}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissolve 
  n  :  in  films:  a  gradual  transition  from  one  scene  to  the  next 
  the  next  scene  is  gradually  superimposed  as  the  former 
  scene  fades  out 
  v  1:  become  weaker,  as  of  sound  or  vision;  "The  sound  faded  out" 
  [syn:  {fade  out},  {fade  away}] 
  2:  cause  to  go  into  a  solution;  "dissolve  sugar  in  water"  [syn: 
  {break  up}] 
  3:  terminate  (legally);  "Their  marriage  dissolved"  [syn:  {break 
  up}] 
  4:  stop  functioning,  as  of  organizations  or  groups  [syn:  {disband}] 
  5:  pass  into  a  solution;  "disslove  sugar  in  coffee"  [syn:  {fall 
  apart}] 




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