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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


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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Verb groupbreak up, dissolve

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