verb (used with object), dis·solved, dis·solv·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·solved, dis·solv·ing.
Origin of dissolve
Examples from the Web for dissolve
For the death of one of its members cannot, I am determined, dissolve the T.C.B.S… Yes, publish….Why World War I Is at the Heart of ‘Lord of the Rings’|John Garth|July 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“YCT come get me,” they chanted until the crowd began to dissolve.How a Game of Tag Turned a Texas Campus Into Immigration’s Ground Zero|Kelsey McKinney|November 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
City Opera will dissolve unless $7 million is raised to fund the season by midnight on Monday.'Breaking Bad' Breaks Records, Hillary Clinton Doc Cancelled|Culture Team|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You remember the famous Bertolt Brecht line about how the government should just “dissolve the people and elect another”?
An upcoming court ruling on the constitutionality of the parliamentary elections could dissolve the Islamist-dominated Parliament.Confusion Surrounds Egypt’s Presidential Elections, Set for May 23|Ursula Lindsey|May 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Dissolve Nelson's Gelatine, in the proportion of half-an-ounce to a pint of the fruit, in a little water, stir well together.Nelson's Home Comforts|Mary Hooper
Soak a package of gelatine in a cupful of cold water and dissolve by gentle heat.The Myrtle Reed Cook Book|Myrtle Reed
Pryor of Virginia declared the majority report "a proposition to dissolve the Union."
Edward foresaw that it would be easy to dissolve an alliance composed of such discordant parts.
Moisten the gelatine in the cold water and dissolve in the boiling water.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for dissolve
Word Origin for dissolve
Word Origin and History for dissolve
late 14c. (transitive and intransitive) "to break up" (of material substances), from Latin dissolvere "to loosen up, break apart," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + solvere "to loose, loosen" (see solve). Meaning "to disband" (an assembly) is early 15c. Related: Dissolved; dissolving.