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dissolve

[ dih-zolv ]
/ dɪˈzɒlv /
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verb (used with object), dis·solved, dis·solv·ing.

verb (used without object), dis·solved, dis·solv·ing.

noun

Also called lap dissolve, cross-dissolve. Movies, Television. a transition from one scene to the next made by dissolving.

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Origin of dissolve

1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin dissolvere, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + solvere to solve
1. See melt1.
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British Dictionary definitions for dissolve

dissolve
/ (dɪˈzɒlv) /

verb

noun

films television a scene filmed or televised by dissolving
dissolvable, adjectivedissolvability or dissolvableness, noundissolver, noun
C14: from Latin dissolvere to make loose, from dis- 1 + solvere to release
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Medical definitions for dissolve

dissolve
[ dĭ-zŏlv ]

v.

To pass or cause to pass into a solution, as salt in water.
To become or cause to become liquid; melt.
To cause to disintegrate or become disintegrated.
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Scientific definitions for dissolve

dissolve
[ dĭ-zŏlv ]

To pass or cause to pass into solution.
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