melt is the dictionary form of molten Definition of melt
1. [ verb ] reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
Synonyms: melt_down run

"melt butter" "melt down gold" "The wax melted in the sun"

Related terms: dissolve fuse try run thaw
2. [ verb ] become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
Synonyms: mellow_out mellow

"With age, he mellowed"

Related terms: change soften mellow
3. [ verb ] become or cause to become soft or liquid
Synonyms: thaw unthaw dethaw dissolve unfreeze

"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"

Related terms: liquefy defrost deliquesce thaw melting
4. [ verb ] lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
Synonyms: meld

"Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"

Related terms: blend
5. [ verb ] become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
Synonyms: fade fade_out

"The scene begins to fade" "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"

Related terms: weaken fade
6. [ verb ] become less intense and fade away gradually
Synonyms: disappear

"her resistance melted under his charm"

Related terms: weaken
7. [ noun ] (chemistry,physics) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
Synonyms: thawing melting thaw

"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
Similar spelling:   Moulden