Definition and Meanings for dissolves

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Dissolves is ranked 4,333 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of dissolves

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of dissolves

l. dissolvere, dissolutum; dis- + solvere to loose, free. see solve, and cf. dissolute

Meaning of dissolves


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • to break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
  • to convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
  • to solve; to clear up; to resolve.
  • to relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
  • to annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.

as intransitive verb

  • to waste away; to be dissipated; to be decomposed or broken up.
  • to become fluid; to be melted; to be liquefied.
  • to fade away; to fall to nothing; to lose power.
  • No antonyms for dissolves

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