dissolve

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. liquefy, break up, end; melt, vanish, evaporate, fade, disintegrate. See decomposition, disappearance.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To pass from a solid to a liquid state]
Syn. liquefy, melt, melt away, thaw, soften, run, deliquesce, fluidify, defrost, diffuse, waste away, flux, pass into solution; see also evaporate 1 , melt 1 .
Ant. harden*, freeze, solidify.
2. [To disintegrate]
Syn. break up, separate, break into pieces; see decay , disintegrate 1 .
3. [To destroy]
Syn. put an end to, eradicate, do away with, terminate; see destroy 1 , end 1 .
4. [To dismiss]
Syn. adjourn, postpone, discontinue; see dismiss 1 , suspend 2 .
5. [To annul]
Syn. repeal, invalidate, render void; see cancel 2 .
6. [To fade away]
Syn. vanish, melt away, fade; see disappear .
See Synonym Study at melt , suspend .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. melt diffuse, liquefy, deliquesce, thaw.
2. end terminate, close, finish, break up, discontinue, disband, disperse, evaporate.
3. annul void, cancel, invalidate, nullify, rescind, repeal.
4. vanish fade, disappear, blur, dematerialize.
ANT.: 1. thicken, congeal, harden. 2. begin, start, open. 3. validate. 4. materialize, appear
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To change from a solid to a liquid: deliquesce, flux, fuse, liquefy, melt, run, thaw. See SOLID. 2. To reduce or become reduced to pieces or components: break down, break up, crumble, decompose, disintegrate, fragment, fragmentize. See CONTINUE, HELP. 3. To disappear gradually by or as if by dispersal of particles: fade, melt (away). See INCREASE, SEE. 4. To make (a film image) disappear gradually: fade out. See INCREASE, SEE. II noun A gradual disappearance, especially of a film image: fade, fadeaway, fade-out. See INCREASE, SEE.

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  • dissolve — late 14c. (transitive and intransitive) to break up (of material substances), from L. dissolvere to loosen up, break apart, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + solvere to loose, loosen (see SOLVE (Cf. solve)). Meaning to disband (an assembly)… …   Etymology dictionary

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