Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dissolve

1 sense of dissolve

Sense 1
dissolve -- ((film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out)
       => transition -- (a passage that connects a topic to one that follows)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dissolve

11 senses of dissolve

Sense 1
dissolve, fade out, fade away -- (become weaker; "The sound faded out")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
dissolve, resolve, break up -- (cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 3
dissolve, break up -- (come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco monopoly broke up")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 4
disband, dissolve -- (stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting")
       => break up -- (come apart; "the group broke up")

Sense 5
dissolve -- (cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her into tears")
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

Sense 6
dissolve -- (lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme")
       => break down, lose it, snap -- (lose control of one's emotions; "When she heard that she had not passed the exam, she lost it completely"; "When her baby died, she snapped")

Sense 7
dissolve -- (cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
dissolve -- (pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee")
       => disintegrate -- (break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died")

Sense 9
dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt -- (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")
       => liquefy, flux, liquify -- (become liquid or fluid when heated; "the frozen fat liquefied")

Sense 10
dissolve, break up -- (bring the association of to an end or cause to break up; "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the judge dissolved the tobacco company")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 11
dissolve, dismiss -- (declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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