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Verb: melt (melted,molten)  melt
  1. Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun";
    - run, melt down
     
  2. Become or cause to become soft or liquid
    "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax";
    - dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw [N. Amer], dethaw
     
  3. Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    - mellow, mellow out
     
  4. Lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene";
    - meld
     
  5. Become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk";
    - fade
     
  6. Become less intense and fade away gradually
    "her resistance melted under his charm";
    - disappear, evaporate
Noun: melt  melt
  1. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster";
    - thaw, thawing, melting

Derived forms: molten, melts, melting, melted

Type of: blend, break up, change, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, dissolve, flux, fuse, heating, immix, liquefy, liquify, meld, merge, mix, phase change, phase transition, physical change, resolve, state change, warming, weaken

Encyclopedia: Melt