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dissolve

dis·solve

dissolve

 
pronunciation:
dih zalv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dissolved, dissolves, dissolving
definition: to mix completely with a liquid.
He dissolved sugar in his tea.Sugar dissolves in water.
derivations: dissolvable (adj.), dissolvability (n.)
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The word dissolve contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
solv, solu Latin root that means loosen