dissolve (v.) Old form(s): dissolu'd, dissolues
melt, liquefy
MND I.i.245[Helena alone, of Demetrius' hail of oaths] when this hail some heat from Hermia felt, / So he dissolved, and showers of oaths did melt
R2 III.ii.108[Scroop to King Richard] As if the world were all dissolved to tears
TG III.ii.8[Duke to Thurio, of love] as a figure / Trenched in ice, which with an hour's heat / Dissolves to water
Ven.565[] What wax so frozen but dissolves with temp'ring
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