1. [ noun ] (chemistry,physics) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
Synonyms: thaw thawing melt

"the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster" "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"

Related terms: phase_change heating thaw melt
2. [ adjective ] becoming liquid
Synonyms: liquescent
Related terms: unfrozen
3. [ noun ] (meteorology) warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
Synonyms: thaw warming thawing

"they welcomed the spring thaw"

Related terms: weather thaw
Similar spelling:   Melton