Definition of Melt

1. Noun. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid. "The thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"

Exact synonyms: Melting, Thaw, Thawing
Generic synonyms: Heating, Warming, Phase Change, Phase Transition, Physical Change, State Change
Derivative terms: Thaw, Thaw

2. Verb. Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating. "The wax melted in the sun"
Exact synonyms: Melt Down, Run
Specialized synonyms: Fuse, Render, Try
Generic synonyms: Break Up, Dissolve, Resolve
Related verbs: Bleed, Run
Derivative terms: Meltable, Melting

3. Verb. Become or cause to become soft or liquid. "The chefs melt the vegetables"; "Dethaw the meat"
Exact synonyms: Dethaw, Dissolve, Thaw, Unfreeze, Unthaw
Specialized synonyms: Deliquesce, De-ice, Defrost, Deice
Generic synonyms: Flux, Liquefy, Liquify
Derivative terms: Meltable, Melter, Melting, Thaw, Thaw, Thawing

4. Verb. Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial. "With age, he mellowed"
Exact synonyms: Mellow, Mellow Out
Generic synonyms: Change
Related verbs: Mellow
Derivative terms: Mellowing

5. Verb. Lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually. "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
Exact synonyms: Meld
Generic synonyms: Blend, Coalesce, Combine, Commingle, Conflate, Flux, Fuse, Immix, Meld, Merge, Mix

6. Verb. Become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly. "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
Exact synonyms: Fade
Generic synonyms: Weaken
Derivative terms: Fade

7. Verb. Become less intense and fade away gradually. "Her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
Exact synonyms: Disappear, Evaporate
Generic synonyms: Weaken

Definition of Melt

1. n. See 2d Milt.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.

Definition of Melt

1. Noun. Molten material, the product of '''melting'''. ¹

2. Noun. The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state. ¹

3. Noun. The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions. ¹

4. Noun. A melt sandwich. ¹

5. Noun. (UK slang) an idiot. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To change matter from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive ergative) To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive figuratively colloquial) To dissolve, disperse, vanish. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive colloquial) To be very hot and sweat profusely. ¹

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Definition of Melt

1. to change from a solid to a liquid state by heat [v -ED, -ING, -S] : MELTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Melt

1. See Milt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Melt

melt (current term)
melt away
melt down
melt into
melt off
melt sandwich

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