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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·solve /dɪˈzɑlv, ˈzɔlv ||ˈzɑv ||ˈzɔv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·solve /dɪzˈɑlv, ˈɔlv/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·solve v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissolved p. pr. & vb. n. Dissolving.]
 1. To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
    Lest his ungoverned rage dissolve the life.   --Shak.
 2. To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
    Nothing can dissolve us.   --Shak.
    Down fell the duke, his joints dissolved asunder.   --Fairfax.
    For one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another.   --The Declaration of Independence.
 3. To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
    As if the world were all dissolved to tears.   --Shak.
 4. To solve; to clear up; to resolve. Dissolved the mystery.”
    Make interpretations and dissolve doubts.   --Dan. v. 16.
 5. To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
    Angels dissolved in hallelujahs lie.   --Dryden.
 6. Law To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
 Syn: -- See Adjourn.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·solve, v. i.
 1. To waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
 2. To become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
 A figure
 Trenched in ice, which with an hour's heat
 Dissolves to water, and doth lose his form.   --Shak.
 3. To fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
    The charm dissolves apace.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the
          next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene
          fades out
      v 1: cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should
           dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water" [syn: resolve,
            break up]
      2: pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the
      3: become weaker; "The sound faded out" [syn: fade out, fade
      4: come to an end; "Their marriage dissolved"; "The tobacco
         monopoly broke up" [syn: break up]
      5: stop functioning or cohering as a unit; "The political wing
         of the party dissolved after much internal fighting" [syn:
      6: cause to lose control emotionally; "The news dissolved her
         into tears"
      7: lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she
         heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid
      8: cause to fade away; "dissolve a shot or a picture"
      9: become or cause to become soft or liquid; "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" [syn: thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt]
      10: bring the association of to an end or cause to break up;
          "The decree officially dissolved the marriage"; "the
          judge dissolved the tobacco company" [syn: break up]
      11: declare void; "The President dissolved the parliament and
          called for new elections" [syn: dismiss]