Definitions for melt

Definitions for (noun) melt

Main entry: thaw, thawing, melt, melting

Definition: the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

Usage: the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster; the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours

Definitions for (verb) melt

Main entry: melt, evaporate, disappear

Definition: become less intense and fade away gradually

Usage: her resistance melted under his charm; her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance

Main entry: fade, melt

Definition: become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

Usage: The scene begins to fade; The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

Main entry: mellow, mellow out, melt

Definition: become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

Usage: With age, he mellowed

Main entry: thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, dissolve, melt

Definition: become or cause to become soft or liquid

Usage: The sun melted the ice; the ice thawed; the ice cream melted; The heat melted the wax; The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase; dethaw the meat

Main entry: meld, melt

Definition: lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

Usage: Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene

Main entry: melt, melt down, run

Definition: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

Usage: melt butter; melt down gold; The wax melted in the sun

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