[n] (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
[v] terminate (legally); "Their marriage dissolved"
[v] pass into a solution; "The sugar quickly dissolved in the coffee"
[v] cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
[v] become weaker, as of sound or vision; "The sound faded out"
[v] lose control emotionally; "She dissolved into tears when she heard that she had lost all her savings in the pyramid scheme"
[v] stop functioning, as of organizations or groups; "The political wing of the party dissolved after much internal fighting"