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[ mohl-tn ]


  1. a past participle of melt 1.


  1. liquefied by heat; in a state of fusion; melted:

    molten lead.

  2. produced by melting and casting:

    a molten image.


/ ˈməʊltən /


  1. liquefied; melted

    molten lead

  2. made by having been melted

    molten casts


  1. the past participle of melt

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Other Words From

  • molten·ly adverb
  • super·molten adjective
  • un·molten adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of molten1

1250–1300; Middle English; old past participle of melt 1

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Example Sentences

The staple looks enticing, served in a raised bowl with a molten cap of Emmental and Gruyere cheeses.

Without warning, as summer gave way to autumn, my lower back began aching, as though loaded with molten lava.

This melting process is tricky, explains Truex, because there’s no good way to take the temperature of the molten metal since any thermometer placed in it will melt.

From Eater

Ultimately, understanding how the molten materials deep within the Earth became rocks provides Iacovino insights about the overall geological makeup and origins of Earth.

Scientists have long considered it the hell of the solar system, hotter than molten lead and with an unbreathable atmosphere.

There is no better thing on a Sunday afternoon than a fruity, molten, crunchy crumble.

Underneath, however, lies the permanently molten lava of Scottish memory and its sense of English repression.

The moist rectangle of cooked meat and molten blob of cheese are then layered in a hard roll.

So, geologists have to look to other dating methods, ones that can measure into the period when rocks were still molten.

When Earth first formed, its surface was molten, so there are no rocks for us to study from that era.

They are turned back: let them be greatly confounded, that trust in a graven thing, that say to a molten thing: You are our god.

What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image?

Through the fissures and crevices sheets of white sun-rays poured like molten silver.

The great rift in the volcano widened, and the molten lava was visible until steam rose again.

The cylinder of platinum gauze may be made by joining the ends of rolled gauze with pieces of molten glass.