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English noun: dissolve

1. dissolve (communication) (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out


Broader (hypernym)transition


English verb: dissolve

1. dissolve (change) become weaker


SamplesThe sound faded out.


Synonymsfade away, fade out


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Verb groupdissolve

2. dissolve (change) cause to go into a solution


SamplesThe recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water.


Synonymsbreak up, resolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)cut, melt, melt down, run


Causedissolve

3. dissolve (change) come to an end


SamplesTheir marriage dissolved.
The tobacco monopoly broke up.


Synonymsbreak up


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

4. dissolve (motion) stop functioning or cohering as a unit


SamplesThe political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting.


Synonymsdisband


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)break up

5. dissolve (emotion) cause to lose control emotionally


SamplesThe news dissolved her into tears.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset


Verb groupdissolve

6. dissolve (emotion) lose control emotionally


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)break down, lose it, snap


Verb groupdissolve

7. dissolve (change) cause to fade away


SamplesDissolve a shot or a picture.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)etch


Verb groupdissolve, fade away, fade out

8. dissolve (change) pass into a solution


SamplesThe sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)disintegrate

9. dissolve (change) become or cause to become soft or liquid


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsdethaw, melt, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flux, liquefy, liquify


Narrower (hyponym)de-ice, defrost, deice, deliquesce

10. dissolve (change) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up


SamplesThe decree officially dissolved the marriage.
The judge dissolved the tobacco company.


Synonymsbreak up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Verb groupdismiss, dissolve

11. dissolve (change) declare void


SamplesThe President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections.


Synonymsdismiss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupbreak up, dissolve









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