dissolve Definition

  • 1to mix with a liquid and become part of it
  • 2to disappear gradually and become part of a liquid
  • 3to end an official organization or group

Using dissolve: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dissolve" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves.

  • Example

    The tablet will dissolve in water.

  • Example

    The company was dissolved due to financial difficulties.

  • Example

    The partnership dissolved after a disagreement between the two owners.

  • Example

    The tension between the two groups slowly dissolved over time.

dissolve Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for dissolve

Idioms Using dissolve

  • to start laughing uncontrollably


    The comedian's jokes were so funny that the audience dissolved in laughter.

  • to start crying uncontrollably


    When she saw the sad ending of the movie, she dissolved in tears.

  • to disappear completely and without a trace


    The thief disappeared from the scene, seemingly dissolving into thin air.

Phrases with dissolve

  • to start crying suddenly and uncontrollably


    When she heard the news, she dissolved into tears.

  • to legally end a marriage


    They decided to dissolve their marriage after years of unhappiness.

  • to end a business partnership


    The two partners agreed to dissolve their partnership and go their separate ways.

Origins of dissolve

from Latin 'dissolvere', meaning 'to loosen, dissolve'


Summary: dissolve in Brief

The verb 'dissolve' [dɪˈzɒlv] refers to the process of mixing with a liquid and becoming part of it, or disappearing gradually and becoming part of a liquid. It can also mean to end an official organization or group. Examples include 'Add the sugar and stir until it dissolves,' and 'The company was dissolved due to financial difficulties.' Phrases like 'dissolve into tears' and idioms like 'dissolve into thin air' add emotional depth and mystery to the term.