Pronunciation: mĕlt
n.1.(Zool.) See 2d Milt.
v. t.1.To reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow.
[imp. & p. p. Melted (obs.) p. p. Molten ; p. pr. & vb. n. Melting.]
2.To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken.
Thou would'st have . . . melted down thy youth.
- Shak.
For pity melts the mind to love.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.
2.To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
3.To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
My soul melteth for heaviness.
- Ps. cxix. 28.
4.To lose distinct form or outline; to blend. See fondue.
5.To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away.
Noun1.Meltmelt - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
Synonyms: melting, thaw, thawing
Verb1.melt - reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"
Synonyms: melt down, run
2.melt - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"
3.melt - become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
Synonyms: mellow out, mellow
4.melt - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
Synonyms: meld
5.melt - become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
Synonyms: fade
6.melt - become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm"
Synonyms: disappear
affect, assuage, bake, be consumed, be gone, broil, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, colliquate, come home to, cook, cut, decline, decoagulate, decoct, decrease, defrost, deliquesce, dematerialize, depart, die, die away, die out, diminish, disarm, dispel, disperse, dissipate, do a fade-out, erode, evanesce, evaporate, exit, fade, fade away, flee, fleet, flit, fluidify, fluidize, flux, fly, forbear, forgive, fuse, give quarter, go, go away, go deep, go through one, grieve, have mercy upon, have pity, heat, hide, hold in solution, infuse, leach, leave no trace, leave the scene, let up on, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, mellow, melt away, melt down, melt into, melt like snow, melt the heart, merge, mollify, move, pardon, pass, pass away, pass out, penetrate, percolate, perish, perspire, pierce, reach, refine, relax, relent, render, reprieve, retire from sight, roast, run, sadden, scorch, shrink, sink, sink away, smart, smelt, soften, solubilize, solve, spare, sting, stir, suffer an eclipse, sweat, swelter, take pity on, thaw, thin, touch, touch a chord, unclot, unfreeze, vanish from sight, warm, waste, waste away, wear away
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Melophagus Ovinus
Melopsittacus undulatus
Melospiza georgiana
Melospiza melodia
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melt down
melt off
melting point
Melting pot
Melursus ursinus
Melvil Dewey
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