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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.

melting

(ˈmɛltɪŋ)
adj
1. (of ice, ice cream, etc) in the process of becoming liquid
2. capable of making others feel tender and emotional
ˈmeltingly adv
ˈmeltingness n

melting

  • fondue - Comes from French fondre, "to melt."
  • relent, resolve - Relent and resolve originally meant "melt, dissolve" in literal (under the influence of heat) and figurative senses.
  • eliquate - To melt or liquefy.
  • clarify - To make clear by removing impurities or solid matter, as by heating gently; to purify butter by melting.

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The change of state from solid to liquid. It occurs when the particles in the solid lattice have gained sufficient energy to break the bonds which hold them in the lattice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melting - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquidmelting - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
heating, warming - the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
Adj.1.melting - becoming liquid
unfrozen - not frozen; "unfrozen ground"
Translations

melting

[ˈmeltɪŋ]
A. ADJ [look] → tierno, dulce
B. CPD melting point Npunto m de fusión
melting pot N (lit, fig) → crisol m
to be in the melting pot (Brit) → estar sobre el tapete

melting

:
melting point
nSchmelzpunkt m; what is the melting of iron?welchen Schmelzpunkt hat Eisen?
melting pot
n (lit, fig)Schmelztiegel m; to be in the meltingin der Schwebe sein

melting

[ˈmɛltɪŋ]
1. adj (snow) → che si scioglie (or scioglieva ); (voice, look) → tenero/a
2. n (Chem) → fusione f
References in classic literature ?
But they did not cut off or overthrow anybody and the French army, closing up more firmly at the danger, continued, while steadily melting away, to pursue its fatal path to Smolensk.
In spring the sun not only exerts an influence through the increased temperature of the air and earth, but its heat passes through ice a foot or more thick, and is reflected from the bottom in shallow water, and so also warms the water and melts the under side of the ice, at the same time that it is melting it more directly above, making it uneven, and causing the air bubbles which it contains to extend themselves upward and downward until it is completely honeycombed, and at last disappears suddenly in a single spring rain.
Fogs and rains and warmer suns are gradually melting the snow; the days have grown sensibly longer; and I see how I shall get through the winter without adding to my wood-pile, for large fires are no longer necessary.
The sinking sound of melting snow is heard in all dells, and the ice dissolves apace in the ponds.
Some minutes before midday the first driblets of metal began to flow; the reservoirs filled little by little; and, by the time that the whole melting was completely accomplished, it was kept in abeyance for a few minutes in order to facilitate the separation of foreign substances.
I'm very sorry, indeed," said Dorothy, who was truly frightened to see the Witch actually melting away like brown sugar before her very eyes.
Martin felt tender and melting, and from time to time warm glows passed over him.
She was speaking very slowly, her eyes warm and fluttery and melting, a soft flush on her cheeks that did not go away.
Immortal memories awake, and the dead years Through deathless voices answer to my strings, Till from the brink of Time's untarnished springs The melting night recalls me with her tears.
For there, though a god, he used to tend curly-fleeced sheep in the service of a mortal man, because there fell on him and waxed strong melting desire to wed the rich-tressed daughter of Dryops, and there be brought about the merry marriage.
Madame Ratignolle looked more beautiful than ever there at home, in a neglige which left her arms almost wholly bare and exposed the rich, melting curves of her white throat.
That is, the feed rate can exceed the melting capacity of the screw, creating plugging in the melting section.