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dissolving


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissolving  \Dis*solv"ing\,  a. 
  Melting;  breaking  up  vanishing.  --  {Dis*solv"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  {Dissolving  view},  a  picture  which  grows  dim  and  is  gradually 
  replaced  by  another  on  the  same  field;  --  an  effect 
  produced  by  magic  lanterns. 




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