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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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The largest contributor to the revenue of the global dissolved oxygen meter market in 2015 was environmental sciences, accounting for over 33% of the overall market revenue.
Cellulose fibril was cut into several parts along the fibril and then dissolved in [BMIM]CI solution very quickly (Fig.
Supersaturated dissolved oxygen levels were observed during mid-morning in Lakes Tipsaw (102% saturation at 9:45) and Celina (110% saturation at 10:08).
He and his colleagues developed a system that, in a matter of minutes, pumps seawater into a chamber, extracts the dissolved radon, and measures the water's temperature and salinity.
When dissolved into the water, these trace elements are not visible.
Before your company can be dissolved, you will have to request and obtain a Clearance Certificate from Revenue Canada confirming that your company's tax liabilities have been satisfied and consenting to the dissolution.
the period (if any) fixed for the duration of the company by the articles expires, or the event (if any) occurs, on the occurrence of which the articles provide that the company is to be dissolved, and the company in general meeting has passed a resolution requiring it to be wound up voluntarily.
But when Shangraw tested five sustained-release brands, two weren't even half dissolved after 12 hours.
The Kuwaiti parliament has been dissolved four times since 2006, but this is the first time in the history of the country that the parliament was dissolved by a constitutional court ruling.
For example, by measuring the amount of oxygen (O) dissolved in the water, she would learn whether or not fish, such as the June Sucker, could survive there.
Great Lakes Pulp & Fibre, Menominee, Michigan, USA invited World Water Works to demonstrate the ability to reduce operational costs associated with two Poseidon dissolved air flotation systems (DAFs).
A new hand-held Dissolved Oxygen Meter from KALESTEAD is capable of measuring dissolved oxygen in liquid or air, temperature and salinity.
United Dentalcare of Indiana, Indianapolis, was dissolved during April.
AS the atmosphere's makeup varies over time, swaths of the deep sea periodically lose all their dissolved oxygen, says study coauthor Alexander Pavlov of the University of Colorado in Boulder.