1. [ verb ] become weaker, as of sound or vision
Synonyms: fade_out fade_away

"The sound faded out"

Related terms: change_state receding
2. [ verb ] cause to go into a solution
Synonyms: break_up resolve

"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"

Related terms: change_integrity melt cut dissolution solvent
3. [ verb ] come to an end
Synonyms: break_up

"Their marriage dissolved" "The tobacco monopoly broke up"

Related terms: end end
4. [ noun ] (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
Related terms: transition
5. [ verb ] stop functioning, as of organizations or groups
Synonyms: disband

"The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"

Related terms: break_up disbandment
6. [ verb ] bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
Synonyms: break_up

"The decree officially dissolved the marriage" "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"

Related terms: end dismiss dissolution
7. [ verb ] declare void
Synonyms: dismiss

"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections"

Related terms: change break_up
8. [ verb ] become or cause to become soft or liquid
Synonyms: thaw melt unthaw dethaw unfreeze

"The sun melted the ice" "the ice thawed" "the ice cream melted" "The heat melted the wax" "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase" "dethaw the meat"

Related terms: liquefy defrost deliquesce thaw melting
9. [ verb ] cause to lose control emotionally

"The news dissolved her into tears"

Related terms: upset
10. [ verb ] cause to fade away

"dissolve a shot or a picture"

Related terms: change
11. [ verb ] lose control emotionally

"She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"

Related terms: break_down
12. [ verb ] pass into a solution
Synonyms: fall_apart

"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"

Related terms: disintegrate dissolution
Similar spelling:   dissolver