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Meaning & Definition of Melt in English

English

Melt

/mɛlt/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • thaw
  • ,
  • melt
  • ,
  • thawing
  • ,
  • melting

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • melt
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • dissolve
  • ,
  • thaw
  • ,
  • unfreeze
  • ,
  • unthaw
  • ,
  • dethaw
  • ,
  • melt

3. Become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

  • "With age, he mellowed"
    synonym:
  • mellow
  • ,
  • melt
  • ,
  • mellow out

4. Lose its distinct outline or shape

  • Blend gradually
  • "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
    synonym:
  • melt
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • fade
  • ,
  • melt

6. Become less intense and fade away gradually

  • "Her resistance melted under his charm"
  • "Her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"
    synonym:
  • melt
  • ,
  • disappear
  • ,
  • evaporate

Examples of using

The snow will melt when the sun comes out.
All love and sadness melt in my heart.