dissolve dissolve  /dɪ ˈzɑlv/


  1. (n) (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  2. (v) become weaker
  3. (v) cause to go into a solution
  4. (v) come to an end
  5. (v) stop functioning or cohering as a unit
  6. (v) cause to lose control emotionally
  7. (v) lose control emotionally
  8. (v) cause to fade away
  9. (v) pass into a solution
  10. (v) become or cause to become soft or liquid
  11. (v) bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
  12. (v) declare void


Derived Word(s)


  1. Because adults wanted to dissolve difficult marriages with fewer strings attached, reformers made it easier in the late 1960s to dissolve nuclear families.
  2. Fans grow up, and their youthful interests quickly dissolve.
  3. Above all, it gives more power to Chvez through an augmented presidency that can now dissolve Congress.


  1. Still no decision on arts hall dissolution

    More than seven months after plans to dissolve the Arts Center of North Texas were put into motion, the three owner cities have still not come to an agreement regarding how to best carry out that task.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Frisco Enterprise

  2. Michigan Republicans pass bills to dissolve struggling schools

    The Republican-led Michigan Senate has given the green light to bills that will allow the state to selectively dissolve troubled school districts and send the students to neighboring schools.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC12 Mid-Michigan

  3. Bill to dissolve insolvent school districts nears final OK in Senate

    The bills, which narrowly passed on a 20-18 vote, would give the authority to dissolve a financially insolvent school district that has between 300 and 2,400 students. Currently, that would capture the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts, but not Pontiac, the other most financially troubled district in the state, which has about 5,000 students
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. "Oh, I think there's a lot of different scenarios," Perry replied. "We've got a great union. There is absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what may...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Rick Perry Source: PolitiFact

  2. "When the public and lawmakers strongly voice a need to dissolve the parliament, I think it wouldn't be good to resist that call," Mr. Fukuda said on NHK.
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: Yasuo Fukuda Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "If the work of the majority is not renewed on the basis of the constitution, I will sign the decree to dissolve parliament," Yushchenko told a conference of his party's delegates Saturday morning, prompting wild cheers and applause.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: International Herald Tribune

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