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Dissolve Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dissolve n : (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out v
  1. cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: resolve, break up]
  2. pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
  3. become weaker; "The sound faded out" [syn: fade out, fade away}]
  4. come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up" [syn: break up]
  5. stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting" [syn: disband]
  6. cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears"
  7. lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
  8. cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
  9. become or cause to become soft or liquid; "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" [syn: thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt]
  10. bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company" [syn: break up] 1
  11. declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections" [syn: dismiss]
Dissolve Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dissolve \Dis*solve"\, v. i.
  1. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
  2. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied. A figure Trenched in ice, which with an hour's heat Dissolves to water, and doth lose his form. --Shak.
  3. To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power. The charm dissolves apace. --Shak.
Dissolve Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dissolve \Dis*solve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissolved; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissolving.] [L. dissolvere, dissolutum; dis- +
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  • Dissolve (filmmaking): In film editing , a dissolve is a gradual transition from one image to another. In film , this effect is created by controlled double ...

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