Meaning of “dissolve” in the English Dictionary

"dissolve" in British English

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dissolveverb

uk /dɪˈzɒlv/ us /dɪˈzɑːlv/

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 in warm water.
Nitric acid will dissolve most animal tissue.

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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 warm water.

dissolve verb [ I/T ] (END)

to end an official organization or a legal arrangement:

[ T ] They decided to dissolve the partnership.

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(Definition of “dissolve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dissolve" in Business English

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dissolveverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈzɒlv/ us

to end an official organization or a legal arrangement:

A vote to dissolve the power-sharing government is scheduled for next week.
The committee has announced that it will dissolve or completely reshape the Information Management Group.
A final shareholders meeting has been scheduled to take all necessary actions to dissolve the company.

(Definition of “dissolve” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)