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DISSOLVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dissolve mean? 

DISSOLVE (noun)
  The noun DISSOLVE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: DISSOLVE used as a noun is very rare.


DISSOLVE (verb)
  The verb DISSOLVE has 11 senses:

1. cause to go into a solution
2. pass into a solution
3. become weaker
4. come to an end
5. stop functioning or cohering as a unit
6. cause to lose control emotionally
7. lose control emotionally
8. cause to fade away
9. become or cause to become soft or liquid
10. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
11. declare void

  Familiarity information: DISSOLVE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISSOLVE (noun)


Sense 1dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dissolve" is a kind of...):

transition (a passage that connects a topic to one that follows)


DISSOLVE (verb)


Sense 1dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to go into a solution

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dissolve; break up; resolve

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Cause:

dissolve (pass into a solution)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissolve"):

melt; melt down; run (reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating)

cut (dissolve by breaking down the fat of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass into a solution

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

disintegrate (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become weaker

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

fade out; fade away; dissolve

Context example:

The sound faded out

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come to an end

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dissolve; break up

Context examples:

Their marriage dissolved / The tobacco monopoly broke up

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 5dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stop functioning or cohering as a unit

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

disband; dissolve

Context example:

The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

break up (come apart)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 6dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to lose control emotionally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

The news dissolved her into tears

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

discomfit; discompose; disconcert; untune; upset (cause to lose one's composure)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 7dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose control emotionally

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

break down; lose it; snap (lose control of one's emotions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 8dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to fade away

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

dissolve a shot or a picture

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 9dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become or cause to become soft or liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

unthaw; unfreeze; thaw; dethaw; melt; dissolve

Context examples:

The 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

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

flux; liquefy; liquify (become liquid or fluid when heated)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "dissolve"):

deliquesce (melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air)

de-ice; defrost; deice (make or become free of frost or ice)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 10dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring the association of to an end or cause to break up

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dissolve; break up

Context examples:

The decree officially dissolved the marriage / the judge dissolved the tobacco company

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

end; terminate (bring to an end or halt)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 11dissolve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare void

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dismiss; dissolve

Context example:

The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections

Hypernyms (to "dissolve" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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