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melt

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[ melt ]
/ mɛlt /
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verb (used without object), melt·ed, melt·ed or mol·ten, melt·ing.

verb (used with object), melt·ed, melt·ed or mol·ten, melt·ing.

noun

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Origin of melt

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First recorded before 900; Middle English melten,Old English meltan (intransitive), m(i)elten (transitive) “to melt, digest”; cognate with Old Norse melta “to digest,” Greek méldein “to melt”
1. Melt, dissolve, fuse, thaw imply reducing a solid substance to a liquid state. To melt is to bring a solid to a liquid condition by the agency of heat: to melt butter. Dissolve, though sometimes used interchangeably with melt, applies to a different process, depending upon the fact that certain solids, placed in certain liquids, distribute their particles throughout the liquids: A greater number of solids can be dissolved in water and in alcohol than in any other liquids. To fuse is to subject a solid (usually a metal) to a very high temperature; it applies especially to melting or blending metals together: Bell metal is made by fusing copper and tin. To thaw is to restore a frozen substance to its normal (liquid, semiliquid, or more soft and pliable) state by raising its temperature above the freezing point: Sunshine will thaw ice in a lake.
evanescence, evaporation, liquefaction, melting , thawing, transpiration, vaporization

Definition for melt (2 of 2)

melt2
[ melt ]
/ mɛlt /

noun

the spleen, especially that of a cow, pig, etc.
Also milt.

Origin of melt

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First recorded in 1575–85; variant of milt
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British Dictionary definitions for melt

melt
/ (mɛlt) /

verb melts, melting, melted, melted or molten (ˈməʊltən)

noun

the act or process of melting
something melted or an amount melted
Old English meltan to digest; related to Old Norse melta to malt (beer), digest, Greek meldein to melt
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Scientific definitions for melt

melt
[ mĕlt ]

To change from a solid to a liquid state by heating or being heated with sufficient energy at the melting point. See also heat of fusion.
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Idioms and Phrases with melt

melt

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