|1.||[ verb ] become weaker, as of sound or vision|
"The sound faded out"
|Related terms:||change_state receding|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to go into a solution|
"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|
"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|
|5.||[ verb ] stop functioning, as of organizations or groups|
"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|
"The decree officially dissolved the marriage" "the judge dissolved the tobacco company"
|Related terms:||end dismiss dissolution|
|7.||[ verb ] declare void|
"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"
|10.||[ verb ] cause to fade away|
"dissolve a shot or a picture"
|11.||[ verb ] lose control emotionally|
"She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
|12.||[ verb ] pass into a solution|
"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
|Related terms:||disintegrate dissolution|