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Definition of "dissolve" []

  • To cause to pass into solution: dissolve salt in water. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to disappear or vanish; dispel. (verb-transitive)
  • To break into component parts; disintegrate. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring to an end by or as if by breaking up; terminate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissolve" in a sentence
  • "'This is where we evaporate -- this is where my hopes of a successor in the title dissolve -- ha, ha!"
  • "More importantly, while the screen is excellent, I didn’t like the way the pages ‘turned’ - it looked to me like a cheap dissolve from a shareware movie editing program."
  • "I find that modern ethnic labels dissolve into meaninglessness when attempting to apply them to the past."