verb Definition of DISSOLVE
transitive verb
1 a : to cause to disperse or disappear : destroy <do not dissolve and deface the laws of charity — Francis Bacon>
b : to separate into component parts : disintegrate
c : to bring to an end : terminate <dissolve parliament>
d : annul <dissolve an injunction>

2 a : to cause to pass into solution <dissolve sugar in water>
b : melt, liquefy
c : to cause to be emotionally moved
d : to cause to fade in or out in a dissolve

3 archaic : detach, loosen

4 : to clear up <dissolve a problem> intransitive verb
1 a : to become dissipated or decomposed
b : break up, disperse c : to fade away
2 a : to become fluid : melt
b : to pass into solution
c : to be overcome emotionally <dissolved into tears>
d : to resolve itself as if by dissolution <hate dissolved into fear>
e : to change by a dissolve <the scene dissolves to a Victorian parlor>

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