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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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Although the inoculant-filter assemblies showed that inoculants will properly dissolve, it still needed to be proven that the assemblies provide clean and well-inoculated metal for a casting.
More than a half-dozen other companies also assured us that their vitamins disintegrate or dissolve in less than an hour, even though most don't put that information on their labels.
Shake pan to swirl ingredients until sugar dissolves.
Below that boundary, the shells and skeletons of marine organisms can dissolve.
The basic premise is this: As atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations rise, the ocean becomes more acidic and calcium carbonate shells dissolve more readily.
If you kept adding salt until no more would dissolve, you'd end up with a supersaturated solution--the solution contains more solute than it can normally hold at room temperature.
To dissolve the semiconducting material, Mitzi combined a very strong solvent -- hydrazine, a molecule made up of two nitrogen and two hydrogen atoms -- with equal numbers of chalcogen** atoms and semiconducting metal chalcogenide molecules (e.
It doesn't dissolve most polymers, oils, waxes, proteins, and salts.
Acusphere's HDDS technology works by encapsulating very small drug particles in a dry powder porous matrix that dissolves virtually immediately upon contact with water, leaving a suspension of drug microparticles to rapidly dissolve upon further dilution.
The harder one pushes, the faster the step dissolves," Dickinson notes.
Acusphere's technology works by encapsulating very small drug particles in a matrix, which upon contact with water, dissolves immediately leaving a suspension of the drug particles to rapidly dissolve upon further dilution.
Although some scientists had speculated tPA would prove a superior heart-attack treatment because it dissolves clots faster than streptokinase (SN: 12/12/87, p.
Based on its technologies, an active drug ingredient, which the company frequently taste-masks, is formulated into a new, orally disintegrating dosage form that dissolves quickly in the mouth without chewing or the need for water.
Any chemistry student can explain why table salt dissolves well in water but not so well in hexane, a nonpolar organic solvent.
Indeed, the relationship is almost exactly linear: The more easily an anesthetic dissolves in a lipid solvent, the less it takes to induce an anesthetic state.