Definition of dissolve :
1. To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
2. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
3. To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
4. To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
5. To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
6. To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
7. To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
8. To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
9. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
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disappear (part of speech: verb)
disintegrate (part of speech: verb)
annul (part of speech: verb)
delete, eliminate, efface, extinguish, dismiss, reject, disavow, invalidate, eradicate, nullify, retract, disaffirm, veto, refute, abnegate, neutralize, deny, withdraw, obliterate, destroy, cancel, abolish, repudiate, revoke, negate, undo, disclaim, annul, divorce
liquefy (part of speech: verb)
scatter (part of speech: verb)
lose (part of speech: verb)
- His mind seemed to soften and dissolve; a great calm descended upon his spirit. - "Mortal Coils", Aldous Huxley.
- They must have had something to dissolve it in first, and it would have taken too long to fill everything full of the stuff. - "Mr. Trunnell", T. Jenkins Hains.
- Repeated cheers were raised, then the accumulation of corrupt elements began to dissolve and flow off into every direction. - "The Progressionists, and Angela.", Conrad von Bolanden.