Adjective: dissolved di'zólvd
Verb: dissolve di'zólv
- (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
"add the dissolved gelatin"
- Become weaker
"The sound dissolved";
- fade out, fade away
- Cause to go into a solution
"The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water";
- resolve, break up
- Come to an end
"Their marriage dissolved";
- break up
- Stop functioning or cohering as a unit
"The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting";
- Cause to lose control emotionally
"The news dissolved her into tears"
- Lose control emotionally
"She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
- Cause to fade away
"dissolve a shot or a picture"
- Pass into a solution
"The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
- Become or cause to become soft or liquid
"The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase";
- thaw, unfreeze, unthaw [N. Amer], dethaw, melt
- Bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
"The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company";
- break up
- Declare void
"The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections";
See also: liquid, liquified, melted
Type of: alter, break down, break up, change, change integrity, change state, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disintegrate, end, flux, liquefy, liquify, lose it, modify, snap, terminate, turn, untune, upset
Encyclopedia: Dissolved Dissolve