melt n : 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" [syn: thaw, thawing, melting]
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" [syn: run, melt down]
2 become or cause to become soft or liquid; "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" [syn: dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw]
4 lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene" [syn: meld]
5 become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk" [syn: fade]
6 become less intense and fade away gradually; "her resistance melted under his charm" [syn: disappear] [also: molten]
- Rhymes: -ɛlt
- To transit (or to change) the matter from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a
- I melted butter to make a cake.
- To change gradually(or to become transitted) from a solid state
to a liquid state.
- The snowman will disappear, he will melt.
- To dissolve.
- To be very hot and sweating profusely.
- Help me! I'm melting!
- to found
- Chinese: 融化, 熔化
- Czech: tavit
- Dutch: smelten
- Finnish: sulaa
- French: fondre (1), se dissoudre (2)
- German: schmelzen
- Greek: τήκω, λίωνω
- Interlingua: funder
- Italian: sciogliere
- Japanese: 溶ける (とける)
- Portuguese: fundir
- Romanian: topi
- Russian: таять (tájat'), плавиться (plávitsa)
- Spanish: derretir, derretirse
- Telugu: కరిగించు (karigimchu)
- Norwegian: smelte
Melt can refer to:
- Melting, in physics, the process of heating a solid substance to a liquid
- "Melt!", a 1982 song by Siouxsie & the Banshees
- "Melt", a song by Leftfield on their 1995 album Leftism
- "Melt" (Melanie C song), a song by Melanie C on her 2003 album Reason
- Melt (album), an album by Rascall Flatts
- Peter Gabriel (III), an album by Peter Gabriel most often referred to as Melt
- Melt! festival, a three-day rock and electronic music festival in Germany
- Melt, to become softened in feeling by pity, sympathy, love, or the like
- Melt sandwich, a filled sandwich with melted cheese
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