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Adjective: dissolved  di'zólvd
  1. (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
    "add the dissolved gelatin"
Verb: dissolve  di'zólv
  1. Grow less and less substantial until it disappears
    "The sound dissolved";
    - fade out, fade away
  2. 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
  3. Come to an end
    "Their marriage dissolved";
    - break up
  4. Stop functioning or cohering as a unit
    "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting";
    - disband
  5. Cause to lose control emotionally
    "The news dissolved her into tears"
  6. Lose control emotionally
    "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
  7. Cause to fade away
    "dissolve a shot or a picture"
  8. Pass into a solution
    "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
  9. 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
  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";
    - break up
  11. Declare void
    "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections";
    - dismiss

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