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v. melt·ed, melt·ing, melts
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.
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.
1. A melted solid; a fused mass.
2. The state of being melted.
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.
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adj, -tier or -tiest
tending to melt
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TOTAL 23/30 POT FONDUE an alternative) CHEESE vegetari MELTY 4-6 2 tbsp milk 2 tsp cornflour Few thyme sprigs, Serves and picked Ingredients 200g Brie, rind removed, leaves chopped chopped (not roughly roughly cheese 100g cream 100g caramelised onion chutney Crusty to rind bread, light versions) 100g Gruyere, grated serve and for dipping Parmesan removed, 2 tbsp grated (or your own preferred HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT FONDUE FOR OSCAR PARTY If you are hosting your own Oscar party tomorrow or just staying up late to watch it through the night, you'll need a one-dish meal that will keep you from getting hungry but you can eat on your knee as you watch the ceremony.
With fat chunks of melty goat meat, slow stewed in a tomato-based sauce, spiced deeply but not aggressively, I had made the right decision.
The soft cheese is usually enjoyed with kapeng barako and pandesal, but in the pizza, the melty cubes are scattered on the thin crust.
During that "melty year," he said, Greenland's ice sheet lost 450 million metric tons -- the equivalent of more than 14,000 tons of ice lost per second.
Today, the iconic Southern brand is adding melty, cheddary Pimento Cheese with a peppery kick to its signature menu items, as it unveils the Cajun Filet Biscuit with Pimento Cheese, the Pimento Cheese Biscuit and an option to add Pimento Cheese to any other menu item for a limited time at participating restaurants.
Enjoy reliably delicious summer favourites including: the Melty BBQ Chicken Burger and Halloumi Burger with Chimichurri Dressing, Alternatively, shake up your salads with Gousto twists on summer classics like Ham Hock, Pea & Buttery Potato Salad and Jumbo Prawn Cocktail Salad with Avocado.
The TV ads get right to the point: "It's meaty, cheesy, melty, and you know it's big."
Our next dish was Cheesy Beef Meatballs, freshly minced meat and herbs stuffed with Feta-like melty white cheese that oozed out with every bite.
Bake in the oven for 910 mins until still soft and melty in the middle.
Team members individually stretch fresh, house-made dough, topping each with garlic EVOO, mozzarella, gorgonzola, crisp bacon and caramelized golden apples, before baking in the restaurant's blazing-hot oven to melty perfection.
If you're still not full after eating all those pigs in blankets, there's a delicious sounding Baileys chocolate bread & butter pudding or a melty mallow stack for dessert.