|1.||to go or cause to go into solution: salt dissolves in water; water dissolves sugar|
|2.||to become or cause to become liquid; melt|
|3.||to disintegrate or disperse|
|4.||to come or bring to an end|
|5.||to dismiss (a meeting, parliament, etc) or (of a meeting, etc) to be dismissed|
|6.||to collapse or cause to collapse emotionally: to dissolve into tears|
|7.||to lose or cause to lose distinctness or clarity|
|8.||(tr) to terminate legally, as a marriage, etc|
|9.||(intr) films, television to fade out one scene and replace with another to make two scenes merge imperceptibly (fast dissolve) or slowly overlap (slow dissolve) over a period of about three or four seconds|
|10.||films, television a scene filmed or televised by dissolving|
|[C14: from Latin dissolvere to make loose, from |
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.