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  • adj. that has been disintegrated in a solvent
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dissolve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. changed from a solid to a liquid state by increase of temperature; melted. Opposite of unmelted.
  • adj. sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion; -- of social bonds and relations.
  • adj. diffused into a liquid of differing chemical composition, forming a stable solution; -- said of chemical substances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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