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"dissolve" in British English

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dissolveverb

uk   /dɪˈzɒlv/  us   /-ˈzɑːlv/
  • dissolve verb (BE ABSORBED)

C2 [I or T] (of a ​solid) to be ​absorbed by a ​liquid, ​especially when ​mixed, or (of a ​liquid) to ​absorb a ​solid: Dissolve two ​spoons of ​powder inwarmwater. Nitric ​acid will dissolve most ​animaltissue.

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(Definition of dissolve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dissolve" in American English

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dissolveverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈzɑlv/
  • dissolve verb [I/T] (BE ABSORBED)

to be ​absorbed or to ​cause a ​solid to be ​absorbed by a ​liquid, or of a ​liquid to ​absorb a ​solid: [T] Dissolve two ​teaspoons of ​yeast in ​warmwater.
  • dissolve verb [I/T] (END)

to end an ​officialorganization or a ​legalarrangement: [T] They ​decided to dissolve the ​partnership.
(Definition of dissolve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dissolve" in Business English

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dissolveverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈzɒlv/
to end an ​officialorganization or a ​legalarrangement: A ​vote to dissolve the ​power-sharinggovernment is ​scheduled for next week. The ​committee has announced that it will dissolve or completely ​reshape the Information Management Group. A ​finalshareholdersmeeting has been ​scheduled to take all necessary ​actions to dissolve the ​company.
(Definition of dissolve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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