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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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"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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"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)
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