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Definition of Dissolve


  1. To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
  2. To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
  3. To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
  4. To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
  5. To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
  6. To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
  7. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
  8. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
  9. To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.

Dissolve Quotations

The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.
William James

From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
Pope Francis

Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one's bath like a lump of sugar.
Pablo Picasso

Empires dissolve and peoples disappear, song passes not away.
William Watson

We seem wired to grieve with greenery. Allowing the dead to dissolve into the earth, to become part of the cycle of the seasons, has, for millennia, held the promise of cheating mortality.
Simon Schama
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Dissolve Translations

dissolve in Dutch is oplossen, opgelost worden
dissolve in French is dissouds, dissoudre, dissolvons, dissolvez
dissolve in Italian is decomporre
dissolve in Latin is solvo, to distraho
dissolve in Portuguese is dissolva
dissolve in Spanish is disolver, disipar
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