dissolve
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dissolve(
dih
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zalv
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to dilute in liquid)
a. disolver
Dissolve the sugar in warm water before mixing it with the cream.Disuelve el azúcar en agua tibia antes de mezclarla con la crema.
2. (to end)
a. disolver
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
The president dissolved the meeting due to a lack of quorum.El presidente disolvió la reunión debido a la falta de quórum.
3. (to break up)
a. disolver
The regulators dissolved the corporation and sold its assets.Los reguladores disolvieron la sociedad anónima y vendieron sus activos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to become diluted)
a. disolverse
The warmer the liquid, the quicker the powder will dissolve.Entre más caliente el líquido, más rápido se disolverá el polvo.
5. (to disperse)
a. dispersarse
The crowd dissolved as soon as shots were fired.La multitud se dispersó apenas se oyeron los disparos.
b. disolverse
The committee shall dissolve at the conclusion of the project.El comité se disolverá cuando se concluya el proyecto.
6.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to fall apart; used with "into" or "to")
a. deshacerse en
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
James dissolved into tears when his son graduated from college.James se deshizo en lágrimas cuando su hijo se graduó de la universidad.
7.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to disappear)
a. esfumarse
The detective followed Sue for three blocks until she turned a corner and dissolved into thin air.El detective siguió a Sue por tres cuadras hasta que volteó en una esquina y se esfumó.
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dissolve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. disolver
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a. disolverse
it dissolves in wateres soluble en agua
to dissolve into tearsdeshacerse en lágrimas
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dissolve [dɪˈzɒlv]
transitive verb
(gen) (Comm) disolver;
intransitive verb
(gen) disolverse
it dissolves in water se disuelve en agua; the crowd dissolved la muchedumbre se dispersó; she dissolved into tears se deshizo en lágrimas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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