dissolve dis·solve (dĭ-zŏlv')
v. dis·solved, dis·solv·ing, dis·solves
To pass or cause to pass into a solution, as salt in water.
To become or cause to become liquid; melt.
To cause to disintegrate or become disintegrated.
The gradual blending of one scene into the next in motion pictures or television; also, a device that causes this effect (1912+)
: Dissolve to a closeup of the house
[The use of the term in Victorian magic lantern shows is attested in 1845]