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dissolve into (something)

1. To physically break down into a different state. Soon enough, the snowball in my hand dissolved into water.
2. To express one's emotions in a sudden outburst. The kids dissolved into laughter as soon as the clown started dancing.
3. To decline into tumult. Every family dinner seems to dissolve into an argument about politics.
4. In film, TV, or video editing, for an image to fade into another image. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "dissolve" and "into." And then that shot will dissolve into a shot of the beach outside the house.
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dissolve into

1. Of a solid substance, to change into or become integrated with a liquid. This medicine dissolves into milk so it's easy to give to children.
2. To transition or devolve into a more disorderly state. After only a few minutes, the meeting dissolved into chaos, with both sides shouting at each other.
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dissolve into something

1. . Lit. [for a substance to change from a solid state into another state; [for a substance] to melt or liquefy something. (Compare this with dissolve in something.) In a hot pan, the sugar dissolved into syrup.
2. Fig. [for someone] to begin suddenly to display laughter, tears, giggles, gales of laughter, etc. (See also dissolve in something.) The children dissolved into tears. The clown's appearance made the audience dissolve into laughter.
3. Fig. [for a film or television picture] to fade away into some other picture. The scene dissolved into a shot of the interior of the castle. At this point in thescript, dissolve to a face shot of Walter.
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dissolve something into something

to cause a film or television picture to fade away into some other picture. (See also dissolve into something {3}.) The director dissolved the picture into the next scene. At this point, the opening scene should be dissolved into a side shot of the exterior.
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However, some of the trace elements in the granite are very quick to dissolve into our low TDS, low pH water.
A workable rule in this area would place its emphasis on the lack of discretion on the members' part to dissolve the entity upon the occurrence of a dissolution event.
If you like a brand that doesn't have a dissolution or disintegration statement on its labels, call the company and ask how quickly its products dissolve.
One of the first "principles of product quality" is that the supplement must disintegrate and its ingredients must dissolve while it's still in the digestive tract.
As the sugar glass dissolves, its hold on the gas bubbles weakens.
The precise arrangement of molecules within the crystal of a drug determines how fast it dissolves in the body and how much enters the bloodstream.
Second, O from the air will dissolve in the molten iron and react with the residual Mg, causing it to fade in accordance with the following equation:
As ocean chemistry has slowly changed over the past 2 centuries, however, there's been a decrease in the range of depths at which the two most common forms of biomineralized calcium carbonate--aragonite and calcite--can dissolve.
For Step 10: Shaking cool water will help dissolve gases back into water.
These compounds strongly bind to several common minerals, so they don't typically dissolve into waters flowing through underground reservoirs, says Ronald S.