meltable


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

melt

 (mĕlt)
v. melt·ed, melt·ing, melts
v.intr.
1. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state especially by the application of heat.
2. To dissolve: Sugar melts in water.
3. To disappear or vanish gradually as if by dissolving: The crowd melted away after the rally.
4. To pass or merge imperceptibly into something else: Sea melted into sky along the horizon.
5. To become softened in feeling: Our hearts melted at the child's tears.
6. Obsolete To be overcome or crushed, as by grief, dismay, or fear.
v.tr.
1. To change (a solid) to a liquid state especially by the application of heat.
2. To dissolve: The tide melted our sand castle away.
3. To cause to disappear gradually; disperse.
4. To cause (units) to blend: "Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of men" (Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur).
5. To soften (someone's feelings); make gentle or tender.
n.
1. A melted solid; a fused mass.
2. The state of being melted.
3.
a. The act or operation of melting.
b. The quantity melted at a single operation or in one period.
4. A usually open sandwich topped with melted cheese: a tuna melt.
Phrasal Verb:
melt down
1. To undergo a meltdown. Used of a nuclear reactor.
2. To undergo a failure or collapse.
3. To become very angry or upset.

[Middle English melten, from Old English meltan; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

melt′a·bil′i·ty n.
melt′a·ble adj.
melt′er n.
melt′ing·ly adv.
melt′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meltable - capable of meltingmeltable - capable of melting      
soluble - (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)
References in periodicals archive ?
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Association of Large Steel Producers has asked the government to amend the rules for import of heavy meltable scrap as the country was facing shortage of raw material.
Through a letter, a copy of which is available with Pakistan Today, the Pakistan Association of Large Steel Producers (PALSP) informed Adviser to PM on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood that the local steel industry was facing numerous difficulties, especially with regard to the clearance of heavy meltable scrap (HMS) at the ports.
Process and Device for the Manufacture of any Objects Desired from any Meltable Material.
Maybe, by merely acting upon those small virtues of impatience and gluttony, by ridding the globe of its satellite's meltable tears, he has disrupted every cycle that damn moon has ever put in place.
"However, several newer formats like gummies, chewables, meltable strips, liquid shots, effervescent tablets, stick packs, and other functional foods fortified with digestive ingredients are steadily climbing the popularity chart.
They heated and pressed layers of reclaimed carpet with meltable thermoplastic binder resin.
Previously we reported development of a flexible, meltable, bioabsorbable, antimicrobial film (wrap) that could be placed in the surgical pocket as a solid film but would liquefy in situ to prevent biofilm formation on the implant over durations longer than irrigation with low-viscosity antibiotic solutions [20].
Methods for making meltable nickel products from laterite nickel ore are a work in progress and a preponderance of laterite nickel ore is located in Australia, New Caledonia and Indonesia.