Definition for DIS-SOLVE'

DIS-SOLVE', v.i. [dizzolv'.]

  1. To be melted; to be converted from a solid to a fluid state; as, sugar dissolves in water.
  2. To sink sway; to lose strength and firmness. – Shak.
  3. To melt away in pleasure; to become soft or languid.
  4. To fall asunder; to crumble; to be broken. A government may dissolve by its own weight or extent.
  5. To waste away; to perish; to be decomposed. Flesh dissolves by putrefaction.
  6. To come to an end by a separation of parts.

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