|Origin:||dissolvere, from solvere 'to loosen'|
become part of liquid
to formally end a parliament, business arrangement, marriage etc:
The monarch had the power to dissolve parliament.
to start laughing or crying:
She dissolved into fits of laughter.
to gradually become smaller or weaker before disappearing, or to make something do this:
become weaker[intransitive and transitive]
Her enthusiasm dissolved his shyness.
A few clouds formed briefly before dissolving again.