dissolved Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb become weaker
    dissolve; fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out
  2. verb cause to go into a solution
    resolve; dissolve; break up.
    • The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water
  3. verb come to an end
    dissolve; break up.
    • Their marriage dissolved
    • The tobacco monopoly broke up
  4. verb stop functioning or cohering as a unit
    dissolve; disband.
    • The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting
  5. verb cause to lose control emotionally
    • The news dissolved her into tears
  6. verb lose control emotionally
    • She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme
  7. verb cause to fade away
    • dissolve a shot or a picture
  8. verb pass into a solution
    • The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee
  9. verb become or cause to become soft or liquid
    thaw; melt; unthaw; unfreeze; dethaw; dissolve.
    • 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
  10. verb bring the association of to an end or cause to break up
    dissolve; break up.
    • The decree officially dissolved the marriage
    • the judge dissolved the tobacco company
  11. verb declare void
    dismiss; dissolve.
    • The President dissolved the parliament and called for new elections
  12. adjective satellite (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
    • add the dissolved gelatin