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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dissolve.
  • n. Plural form of dissolve.


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  • The original language dissolves from the exhaustion of distance like fog trying to cross an ocean, but this process of renaming, of finding new metaphors, is the same process that the poet faces every morning of his working day, making his own tools like

    Derek Walcott - Nobel Lecture

  • The Babylonian houses were built of sun-dried bricks; when demolished, the rain dissolves the whole into a mass of mire, in the wet land, near the river [Stuart].

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The doctor's word dissolves away his human sufferings

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • That smug feeling you get for remembering your cycling sunglasses kind of dissolves when you get home and realise there is about a teaspoonful of dead gnats in your shirt pocket.

    Mmmm. Protein.

  • And that scene kind of dissolves or cuts into a flame, a fire.

    Fresh Air Remembers 'Bonnie And Clyde' Director

  • Free love, she writes, "dissolves" tenderness, abusing affections "that should be the solace and balm of life".

    Culture |

  • Pepperoni: Good-spicy, meaty, crisp around the edges, and it kind of dissolves in your mouth.


  • Pixelmator update provides new adjustment tools - Image editor Pixelmator has been updated adding many new features including a Smart Palette Hide that temporarily "dissolves" palettes when any of the adjustment tools or filters are being used.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • Use a variety of transitions such as dissolves, wipes, or cubes to transition between photos.

    VersionTracker: Mac OS X

  • The pheromone trail fades out, and the pseudopod dissolves.

    World Wide Mind


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  • I can see the subtlety of my SFX is drawing critical acclaim.


    August 31, 2011

  • Brackets around "disssolves" please, big ears.

    August 31, 2011

  • The editor replaced the jarring cuts with disssolves.

    And stop calling me Shirley.

    August 31, 2011

  • Surely this is a verb 'it (sugar, salt) dissolves in water'?

    August 31, 2011